Anne Krebiehl, MW

Anne Krebiehl, MW

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Austria and Alsace

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. She currently reviews all wines from Austria and Alsace.

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Emmerich Knoll 2013 Ried Loibenberg Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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This is so young, the yeast of the ferment still swings on the nose. Underneath that, tightly curled freshness suggests both candied lemon slices and lemon sorbet—but this needs time to unfurl its glory. Despite its slenderness, this wine has muscle and tone, structure and poise. The long finish is lip-smacking and moreish. Drink 2018–2025.

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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F X Pichler 2013 Dürnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

A delightful citrus scent intrigues, suggesting yuzu or mandarin. The palate is richer and introduces notions of earth and that pithy, phenolic edge of serious Grüner Veltliner. The initial citrus on the nose returns with redoubled force on the streamlined, fresh and still tightly closed palate. Give this time to unwind, so that the fruit can fully express itself…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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Emmerich Knoll 2012 Ried Loibenberg Reserve Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)

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Lusciously ripe, almost honeyed, pear fruit emanates from the glass. Underneath that is grapefruit zest and pith and a herbal, stony, earthy edge. The palate is rich and curvaceous but completely toned by a pervasive, lemony acidity that lends drive and linearity. This is already approachable, which is not to say that it doesn’t promise a lot of mileage: this will…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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Emmerich Knoll 2013 Ried Pfaffenberg Selection Riesling (Wachau)

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The nose is still dominated by funky yeast, signaling that this Riesling requires time in bottle. The streamlined palate reveals something that is equally generous and tart, like pink grapefruit or pomelo. There is a lovely phenolic texture, too, with intimations of riper fruit in the background that will still take their time to appear. Best to let this slumber…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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Emmerich Knoll 2013 Ried Schütt Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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Yeasty funk initially plays over a whole mix of pink grapefruit, mandarin and lemon flavors. The citrus party continues on the palate, with zesty notes of citrus peel. Verve and freshness are kept only in slight check by a phenolic backbone and are driven on by the linear lemon freshness. While totally compelling now, the wine will become even more intriguing with…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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F X Pichler 2013 Dürnsteiner Kellerberg Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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Luscious notes of ripe stone fruit have tropical overtones of pineapple, with some musky notes on both the nose and palate. The ripeness of the pineapple is even more accented in the mouth where it contrasts with totally crisp lime acidity. This is exciting now but has the backbone to age beautifully through 2025 at least.

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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F X Pichler 2013 Loibner Burgstall Federspiel Riesling (Wachau)

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Musky, heady notes of ripeness move within the pear scent of this serious Federspiel. Their richness is countered by grapefruit peel that gives verve and nerve to the entire wine, corsetting its ripeness with delicious citric acidity. There is a phenolic dimension, too, but that fizzling citrus freshness is just so much fun. This will stay fresh and exciting for a…

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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F X Pichler 2013 Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Riesling (Wachau)

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Slender poise and supercharged lemon are signaled with the first sniff. A pleasantly bitter note—think almond or Castelfranco—plays along the edges of the palate before riper, more generous yellow plum kicks in, always toned by that citrus freshness. Drink now to 2025.

 — A.K.  (7/1/2015)
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