Superripe blackberries and cherries are cloaked in a haze of vanilla, cardamom and leather on the nose of this inky perfumed Petit Verdot. Black fruit flavors are unctuously ripe and penetrating, yet maintain a four-square balance of acidity and elegance. Fringed in fine firm tannins, it's delicious now but should only improve from 2020 through 2030.
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