Very smoky notes of oak become apparent first. This needs some air to open more, when the initial smoke is followed by dark sumptuous floral-tinged berries. The peony-scented blueberry and bramble note is highlighted on the palate by fine freshness. The tannins are ultrafine and gentle, while the wine is full bodied but still taut. This is for the longer run. Drink 2020–2030.
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.