The wine begins with an ethereal lift of dried thyme coupled with candied orange and lemon peels. The palate is dry and intense, as though it were about to reveal the secrets of time held in the rocky slopes where it grew. As a late release, this is a prime example of the rewards of delayed gratification. The palate has taken on an almost oily texture but the tight acidity keeps it elixier-like.
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.