An exotic hint of passion flower and ivy leaf hovers over the Mirabelle notes on the nose. The palate comes in with a flash of lemon brightness that is incisive and sonorous at the same time. The body is concentrated and rich with the flavor of ripe fruit while remaining dry and centered around that lovely, bright and appetizing acid. The finish has hints of wet stone and a lip-smacking moreish brightness. This is lovely now but will evolve beautifully. Drink until 2030.
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.