While initially quite smoky and closed, time and aeration coax bright, cheery black plum and cherry flavors from this boldly structured wine. Its rich silky palate balances squarely against brisk acidity and firm gripping tannins that extend the finish. Subtleties of bramble and spice add elegance.
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