Grace Wine, Koshu Private Reserve 2016
Founded in 1923, Grace Wines is perhaps the best known Japanese winery, and the previous two vintages of Private Reserve have been awarded Gold and Platinum Medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards. A bit more intense than their regular Koshu bottling, this is grown on slate soils at an altitude of 400 metres. The 2016 has a nose of orange blossom and citrus fruit, leading into a round mouthfeel and some residual sugar. It has a lovely orange and lime palate which is soft yet well balanced by acidity, leading onto a long finish.
Taster: James Button