A powerfully understated, slow-developing cup with an acidity enveloped in sweetness, low-toned wine and cherry notes, a silky body, and a long, clear finish. The cup rounded and strengthened impressively as it cooled.
By Kenneth Davids
April 1st, 2001
This deeply dimensioned coffee rewarded patience. My initial score was the same as the jury 's, but as the cup cooled I found myself adding points as a slight bitterness dropped away and a seductive fruit- and floral-toned sweetness prevailed.
A hint of flowers and perhaps chocolate in the finish were the only complications in this straightforward but sweetly ingratiating cup. The chocolate tones may have revealed a slight twist of sweet ferment as the cup cooled.