Rich with roasted hazelnuts and a high-toned citrus aroma, this Lebanese white is deliberately oxidized to produce a dry, savory wine that's intriguing on the nose and palate. While glimmers of poached pear and lemon peek through, fruit is clearly secondary to the layers of nutty, yeasty, oily flavors that dominate the palate.
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: email@example.com