The nose presents wonderfully ripe, fleshy and juicy notes of red and black cherry. The full-flavored palate, rich with finely-woven tannin, adds to this impression of fleshy, richness even more but keeps its balance with well-judged, bright crunchy freshness. Hints of cinnamon and plum only add to the generous feel. The grippy but smooth tannins suggest that this will develop. Drink 2020–2025.
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.