Finely framed and cut by a lasered edge of acidity, this feather-light spätlese is a showcase of Riesling's ethereal textures. Crisp melon rind and grapefruit flavors fill out the midpalate, finishing on a long, lingering slick of honey and subtle cashew notes. Lovely now, but likely to intensify well into the 2020's.
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