A hint of orange peel on the nose has the earthy tang of botrytis along with a leafy, slightly floral lift of honeysuckle. The concentrated sweetness that follows is cut by piercing, lively freshness that seems pervasive, and while cutting into the passion-fruit generosity it also defines and sharpens it. This is tense and concentrated with everything at full volume. 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.