Delicate whiffs of pressed apple and buttercream intensify on the palate of this curious dessert wine made from Cabernet Franc. Rich and creamy with a lactic, silky mouthfeel, it tastes as if a caramel-dipped apple were spiked with rum. It's a mysterious, yet oddly appealing wine.
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