Whiffs of pine fronds, smoke and spice lend a woodsy alpine flair to this dry, intensely mineral Riesling. The palate is bracing and bold, juxtaposing crisp greengage plum and lime against crushed minerals and lemon-zest astringency. It's a penetrating, thrilling wine that drinks well now but should only intensify in its mineral complexity through 2023.
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