Part of a single-vineyard library release, this affordable 21-year-old auslese offers a unique chance to taste through Riesling's longevity. Perceivable sweetness, along with fruit, has receded substantially, leaving an intensely mineral, almost saline wine in its place. Fresh lemony acidity persists, however, suggesting a glimmer of tart peach and apple flavors on the finish.
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