Pronounced smoke and earth tones lend savory, shadowy nuances to this luminous, sunny auslese. It's lacy and spry in mouthfeel yet richly concentrated in sweet-tart tangerine, Meyer lemon and red apple flavors. Dazzling acidity pierces through a long, lingering finish and foretells a long, illustrious transformation for this wine as it melds and deepens in complexity.
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