Reviews for Segafredo Zanetti
Produced from an ESE pod on a FrancisFrancis! pod brewer. An apparently balanced robusta and Arabica blend hampered by pods that at best netted a 20-second shot. Nevertheless, rich, deep aroma with a buttery or caramelly nut and bananaish fruit. In the small cup lean mouthfeel and short finish, but quite sweet: pungent nut, hints of chocolate and ripe, slightly fermented fruit. Even sweeter in milk, with a cocoaish chocolate inclination.
As a straight shot extraordinarily syrupy and liqueur-like. The aroma is sweet and round with a musty ferment that reads as a sort of drunken/brandyish chocolate. In the small cup startlingly full-bodied and smoothly viscous with long-finishing, tight-knit complexity that ranges in suggestion from carnal melon to semi-sweet chocolate to sweet, pungent, molasses-toned tobacco to an earthy morel mushroom. Curiously, given its monumental body, fades and thins in milk, the chocolaty notes persisting but not blooming.
Round, gently fruity in the aroma: raisin, nut, a hint of vanilla. In the small cup smooth mouthfeel on the cusp of syrupy and silky; low-toned and neutral in flavor, with cedar notes and the barest suggestion of raisin and nut. Carries with impressive resonance into a long finish. Good presence in milk, though the rich, nut-toned dark chocolate betrays a slight woody, salty side.