Crushed slate and smoke notes linger from nose to finish in this luminous, mineral wine. It's gorgeously fruity too, painting the palate with alternating streaks of tart lime and lush cantaloupe and tangerine. It's bold, powerful, rich and silken yet scintillating and sheer with acidity. Beautiful now, it will improve further over the next decade.
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