Notes of dainty white flowers, ripe melon and toasted nuts fill the nose and palate of this full-bodied Malvasia. With a whopping 14.5% alcohol content, there's a bit of heat on the finish and a slightly dusty tone on the palate, but brisk acidity and pleasant astringency on the finish keep it elegant.
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: email@example.com