This intensely mineral wine leads with bold strikes of steel, slate and smoke. But the palate opens gradually, exposing brighter yellow peach and lemon. Taut and dry, it finishes on lingering notes of salt and crushed minerals. It's elegant now but should improve through 2025 and hold further.
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