Quite youthful in style with bright, fresh cassis and crisp black-plum flavors accented with hints of menthol and bramble wood, this is an elegantly structured, intensely flavored Bordeaux-style blend. Supple on the palate, it has layers of penetrating but fine-grained tannins that linger long on the finish, along with a spray of violet perfume.
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