Anne Krebiehl, MW

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Austria

German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl is a freelance wine writer who has contributed to trade and consumer publications like Harpers Wine & Spirit, The World of Fine Wine, Falstaff Deutschland, Vinum, The Drinks Business, Imbibe, Sommelier India and others. She also lectures on wine, works as a wine consultant for London restaurants and as translator for wine-related texts. Anne is an accredited member of the Circle of Wine Writers and the Association of Wine Educators. She has harvested and helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She holds the WSET Diploma and Master of Wine qualification from the Institute of Masters of Wine. When not writing, studying or traveling, she can be found in the kitchen, the garden or on some vineyard getting her hands dirty.

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Anton Bauer 2012 Reserve Limited Edition Pinot Noir (Wagram)

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Earthiness, undergrowth and juicy wild strawberries tinged with wet oak leaf dominate the nose and palate of this exemplary wine. It is exquisitely silky and profound on the palate, with fleeting, gossamer tannins. With time, ripe red-cherry notions appear. The finish is complex and nuanced, with lovely earth, spice and fruit sensations.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Bründlmayer 2013 Heiligenstein Reserve Lyra Riesling (Kamptal)

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Beautifully lifted, almost sublimated apple and citrus fruit combine to make a perfumed, appetizing nose. That pure apple theme continues on the concentrated palate that sings with purity to leave a satisfying and honest impression of completeness. Pure and simply very delicious.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Franz Hirtzberger 2013 Singerriedl Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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A zesty nose promises refreshment and poise. The palate not only keeps this promise but tops it. Orange, mandarin and lemon frame riper peach and Mirabelle plum explode like a firework of fruit on the palate. This is fruit-framed, citrus-focused joy, combining immense concentration with immense elegance. There is a long and exciting life ahead of this.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Alzinger 2013 Steinertal Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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The scent of very ripe Amalfi lemon hovers above everything but the second sniff immediately signals juicy Mirabelle plums edged with Golden Delicious apple. The palate is equally ripe and smooth—warm sunshine refracted through a prism of opulent fruit, yet toned and precise. Some exposure to air reveals a distinctly stony minerality. A keeper.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Bründlmayer 2013 Heiligenstein Alte Reben Reserve Riesling (Kamptal)

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Streamlined, citric freshness dominates every delicious aspect of this wine: the fresh, zingy nose, the ripe and supremely juicy palate with its swirls of both ripe and tart apples, and the extended finish. This is mouth-watering stuff. It’s cushioned but extremely sleek, apple-fruity, very moreish and so very pure.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Domäne Wachau 2013 Achleiten Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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Ripe top notes of apricot and peach seduce right from the start. The tenor here is ripe, luscious stonefruit, highlighted by pure lemon zestiness that gives the impression of dimension-transcending linearity. It entices you to drink and explore more of that hinted-at spiciness and minerality.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Franz Hirtzberger 2013 Axpoint Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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The remarkably powerful nose takes time to open up, hinting at yellow flowers, fern fronds, beeswax and citrus. The palate is immensely concentrated but not heavy, with a sleek density and a feeling that this has barely begun to breathe. Hang on to this; soft sprays of pepper hint at the pleasure to come. Drink as of 2017.

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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Franz Hirtzberger 2013 Hochrain Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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  1. $70

Yellow plum and Amalfi lemon lead a merry dance on nose and palate. A yeasty edge pulls them down to earth, but their exuberance is evident, swirling and barely contained. This is lively, refreshing and totally invigorating. A celebration of ripe citrus draws a dynamic and dizzying fault line across the palate. Currently, minerality lurks in the background while…

 — A.K.  (3/1/2015)
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