Part of a rare library release, this 26-year-old bottling provides a dramatic showcase of how sweeter styles of Riesling transform with age. It's still aromatic of honey and marmalade, yet the on the palate, the sweetness is barely perceivable. It's ethereal in body, with just a gauzy lace of sugar sprinkled over layers of mineral and spice.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org