A wave of ripe, juicy black cherry reaches the nose before hints of cinnamon follow, colored by a lovely floral perfume. The palate is pliable with a fruity, friendly flow, yet this shows depth and charm. The mouthfeel is soft and sinuous, the tannins are fine and have a gauze-like quality that might tip over into velvet any moment. If you need a wine to seduce someone, this might just be it. Simply lovely now but will get much better with age. Drink 2020–2035.
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.