Elderberry with edges of tar and smoke, a floral lift and lots of black cherry are the aromatic hallmarks. The palate is muscular but svelte. The structured core of ripe but firm tannin can barely contain the luxuriating, dark elderberry and cherry fruit. This is lovely and crunchy now but will be far better 2017–2018. This is both big and elegant.
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.