Initial, swirly clouds of woodsmoke turn into full-fledged oakiness on this rounded, almost buttery Weissburgunder. This definitely goes down the Burgundian route and will also age well. A big wine that can impress in the right circumstances. The seam of fresh acidity keeps everything in check. Drink up to 2018.
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.