A heady, floral note of violet and peony hovers above the scents of tart, bright red fruit. The palate gives a slightly darker aspect of blueberry to the brisk cranberry and red currant notes, while both white pepper and cinnamon shimmer. The body is sinuous, guided by the finest tannins and pervaded by an immensely uplifting freshness. The lovely, mouthwatering grip becomes apparent on the finish. Silky, slender and oh so seductive. Drink 2022–2035.
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.