While initially closed and earthy, time and aeration coax prettier notes of blossom, melon and peach. It's still a deeply mineral spätlese, full of crushed stone and earth, but also a bounty of ripe stone fruit and tangerine. The finish is moderately long, ending on a slightly astringent crushed-vitamin note.
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