Toasted oak adds spice and vanilla notes to the red cherry, pomegranate and leather flavors. This is forward, structured and rich in body, balanced by brisk acidity and a ruffle of fine-grained tannins. It finishes long on a minty sour-cherry note.
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