Big, enveloping aroma: flowers, honey, strawberry-toned fruit, with a deepening hint of molasses and nut. Gently bright acidity, delicately smooth mouthfeel, lemon, cocoa, floral, distinct strawberry notes. Long, sweet, flavor-saturated finish; the subtle strawberry note in particular persists.
By Kenneth Davids
November 6th, 2008
A pungent but sweet fruit character, subtle but striking, carries from aroma to finish, suggesting at various moments black currant, grapefruit, fresh-cut fir, butter, raisin, perhaps something one could call butterscotch. Very rich, sweetly clean, long finish.
Deep, sweet-toned aroma, rich with distinct dark chocolate and hints of orange and cedar. In the cup smooth, well-integrated acidity, medium body, supple mouthfeel, and a sweet, restrained fruit ferment note that reads as dark chocolate, cedar, ripe orange. Clean, deep, long finish.
Deep floral and sweet citrus aroma with hints of toast. Well-integrated acidity, with medium body and a silky mouthfeel. Complex yet delicate flavor notes include cherry, citrus, flowers and muted nut, with a long syrupy sweet finish.
Delicate, sweet-toned aroma: molasses, flowers, flowering grass. In the cup intense but sweetly balanced acidity, silky mouthfeel, lush floral and milk chocolate notes. Long, rich, chocolate-toned finish.
Sweet ripe citrus aroma with hints of flowers and mulling spices. Lively, assertive acidity, medium body, and a soft, round mouthfeel. Complex flavors range from flowers to sweet lemon to butter and toast. Clean, floral-toned finish, with a suggestion of milk chocolate in the long.
Sweet but simple, rather subdued aroma: dark chocolate, butter, nut. In the cup roast-softened acidity, medium body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, butter, cocoa and nut notes with a hint of flowers. Stupendous finish: long, rich, deep, with a surprising intensification of the floral note only hinted at in the cup.
A delicately understated, lyric coffee sensitively roasted. Round, nut-toned aroma, with hints of sweet fruit and cinnamon. Tart yet well balanced acidity, medium body, flavors of roasted nuts, black cherry and chocolate. Impressive finish: bittersweet cocoa and caramel linger.
A quiet, deep-finishing coffee. Rather simple aroma: nut, raisin. In the cup quietly rounded acidity, fullish body, and understated but impressive flavor: delicately complex cocoa, nut and raisin notes. Rich, clean, cocoa-toned finish with a surprising hint of flowers.
Delicately lush, very sweet-toned aroma: flowering grass, honey, molasses. In the cup sweet but intense acidity, light body, silky mouthfeel, flowers, pipe-tobacco, lemon notes. Sweet, rich, nut-toned finish.
Round nutty aroma, with a touch of smokiness and cedar. In the cup sweet, balanced acidity, medium body, creamy mouthfeel, softly fruity sweetness, hints of pine and chocolate. Mild nut and chocolate notes carry into the finish.
Bittersweet aroma with baking spices, chocolate and walnut. Sweet acidity in the cup with dark berry, stone fruit, cocoa and cedar notes. Rich finish, with more chocolate tones lingering in the long.
Complex aroma, with distinct ferment notes that read as blueberry and dessert wine with hints of walnut and cedar. Sweet and balanced in the cup, with creamy body, notes of cocoa nibs and cherry cordial and hints of leather, aromatic wood and dry Mediterranean herbs. Sweet toned finish with mild astringency developing in the long.