This is all about understatement: there is a waft of oyster shell on the nose, nothing more. The palate, however, displays ample depth of stony, almost salty intensity. There is nothing obvious about this wine, just depth and concentration that will take time to come into their own. This needs bottle age and will come out nutty, poised and rounded. Drink 2019–2030.
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.