Hints of smoke and toast mingle enticingly amidst ripe black plum and cherry in this rich, lusciously textured wine. It's bold and a bit brawny on the palate, but reined in elegantly with a cool mineral tone and bright acidity. It finishes long with a ruffle of soft tannins.
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