Rich and sweet on the nose with whiffs of black fruit, cherry vanilla and dark chocolate, Sauska's premiere bottling is unabashedly approachable, yet composed in style. It's a big wine at 15% abv, but fairly clean on the palate with a bright acidity and a cocoa powder layer of tannins on the finish.
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