Ripe red fruit and coffee notes stand out amidst the charred wood on the nose of this dry, medium-bodied Bordeaux-style blend. The palate as well has a nice core of red plum and cherry fruit flavors, boosted by soft tannins and a vibrant acidity, but the finish reveals some green peppers and other unripe notes.
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