Lifted, fragrant notes of honeyed, botrytised passion fruit swirl on the nose. The palate is of an intense sweetness cut by a razor-sharp freshness of candied lemon peel and lemon confit. These extremes of sweet and tart create a compelling tension that is played out in ever-recurring waves. There is a wonderful purity to this. It is luscious now but will age slowly and beautifully. Drink now and over the coming decade.
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.