A dark, lifted nose reveals juicy, crushed dark berries, black cherries and a tinge of tar and licorice. The palate brims with dense, ripe, black fruit but is pervaded by a sprightly, enlivening, soaring freshness that brightens this and makes for a lovely contrast. The tannins are firm but fine, the body is elegant and fresh. Lovely now but sure to evolve. Drink until 2035.
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.