A sonorous touch of vanilla lends its smoky aspect to the bright fruit of this intriguing Pinot Blanc. The palate, which is compact, streamlined and concentrated, revels in those smoky notes and will need time to unveil its gentle white-currant fruit. Lemony freshness preserves everything. This is one for the long run. Drink 2022–2030.
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.