Notes of smoked hazelnuts mingle with scents of ripe pear and yellow flower on this dry, full-bodied wine. It's richly oaked, but bright, lemony acidity and chalky minerality add balance. It finishes on a rich note of sweet cream and butter.
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