Four years in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak lend a prominent spice and tobacco savoriness to this full-bodied red. A blend of traditional Bordeaux grapes with a splash of Syrah, it's densely berried and luscious in texture, but maintains elegant composure. The finish is long, marked by penetrating,fine-grained tannins.
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