The nose gives little away—it needs some air—but the palate is dense with blueberry and black cherry. The tannins are very fine but firm and find a lovely counterpoint in the fresh acidity. Soft notions of tar and smoke envelope the plummy fruit, making this all the more alluring. Lovely now, but with future potential through 2020.
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.