Cinnamon and tar tinge crushed black- and blueberry fruit on the rich nose. The palate comes in with the same richness and generosity. This is big and bold but captures the fine, dark and almost brooding fruit well amid the muscle and undoubted structure. The fine tannins almost settle like a veil, while a lively energy pulsates at the core of this powerful, age-worthy wine. Give this time. Drink 2025–2040.
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.