An intense flavor of cinnamon- and pepper-dusted red cherries pervades nose and palate, with additional notes of white pepper spice. There is an ever so slight tannic grip, like the touch of a kitten's paw. The purity of the red cherry fruit soars with every sip and the overall picture is one of full-flavored, enticing but slender joy. This is just how Zweigelt should be.
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.