Pronounced aromas of struck match and flint belie the intensity of fresh grapefruit and lemon at the core of this delicately off-dry wine. It's more earth and herbs than forward or fruity but there's a savory intensity here that's beguiling. It's a wine that should improve with some cellaring, try after 2020.
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