Oak, stone, and spicy moss appear on the nose before black fruits shimmer through. The palate boasts juicy but restrained black fruits, spicy cinnamon edges of oak and a little aromatic leafiness. There is a fine structure but the tannins are supple and smooth while the fruit flavors echo soft vanilla notes. Good now but this will get even better. Drink 2018–2025.
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.