Slight tar notes hold the brimming dark berry fruit in check for now. The palate is structured and mouth-filling. Glints of peppery spice appear among the crushed blackberry. This is muscular and toned: Drink now with steak or keep until 2016–2017, when this will be perfect for braised venison and game.
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.