While pristine pink grapefruit, pineapple and peach flavors are crisp and concentrated, this lacy, textured auslese is more a showcase of intensely layered minerality. Invigorating and fresh, it offers deeply embedded veins of salt, dusty slate and smoke that reverberate through a long, honey-kissed finish. Drinks beautifully already but should improve from 2021.
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