A pinkish hue of amber signals an unusual wine. The perfumed nose of rose petal and Turkish delight marks this out for utter seduction, while heady spice and lifted honeysuckle only increase the sensuousness. Both sweetness and spice give even more of themselves on the palate, where a wonderfully crunchy phenolic backbone provides structure alongside the wonderfully sharp acidity. This is a full-on pleasure bomb of floral and fruity intensity, whose aromatic, rose-scented echoes are beyond memorable. A wine to meditate over. Drink until 2040, at least.
Reviews wines from Austria, Alsace and England
German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer contributing to international wine publications. She also lectures, consults and translates and has helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She adores acidity in wine and is thus perfectly suited to her Austria/Alsace/England beat. Her particular weaknesses are Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional-method sparkling wines.