Shades of cedar, dried herb and bramble lend complexity to this intensely concentrated Spätburgunder. Rich black cherry and berry flavors flood the palate, accented by staccato drumbeats of acid and fine bitter tannin. It's a powerful wine that needs time to smooth and meld, but should drink beautifully from 2018 to 2025.
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