Savory, smoky glints reach the nose even before the black cherry fruit does. On the palate these flavors are more united and show more depth. The tannins still have the crunchy grip of starched velvet and the freshness at the core is highlighting and welcome. Beautiful balance, grip and tone. Crunchy now but even better as of 2016.
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.