Hazy layers of smoke and struck flint permeate amidst pristine gooseberry and white grapefruit in this late release bottling, lending an early glimpse into its development. It's a complex dry Riesling mingling elements of earth, fruit and flower into a silken tonic catapulted by jolts of zest and acidity. Lithe and lean, it finishes with a long, mineral repose. Alluring already but should drink well through 2030 at least.
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