Whiffs of blackberry, violet and molasses are intoxicating in this intensely ripe, rich Spätburgunder. The palate is a bit heavy in pulpy black-fruit flavors, but a stream of cranberry acidity and a musky floral note add levity and grace. It finishes briskly, with just a murmur of tannin.
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