Extend aging in Russian oak lends a smoky, earthy intensity to fresh apple and pear notes on this medium-bodied wine. The palate is unabashedly oaky, but appealing with a rich, creamy tone reminiscent of salted caramels. Soft acidity lends balance, along with a hint of astringency that pulls the finish together.
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