The nose is a tad fleshy with ripe red-fruit and sweet spice notes, but the palate is crisp with striking acidity and hints of green leaves and forest floor. It tastes fine now, with ripe, chalky tannins, but it should hold well until at least 2015.
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