Deep, intense, pungently fruity aroma; think grapefruit. Rich, balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Continued complexly sweet yet pungent fruit dominates in the cup: grapefruit, lemon, blackberry, black currant. Rich, flavor-saturated finish.
March 16th, 2011
Sweetly tart, soft, balanced, aromatically complex. Orange, black cherry, black currant in aroma and cup, with a faint, backgrounded hint of milk chocolate. Rich, wine-like acidity, lightish body but silky mouthfeel. Sweet, full finish with considerable flavor persistence.
Complex yet delicate. Sweet lemony citrus and flowers overlay notes of brown sugar and rich almond in aroma and cup. Fine, crisply fruit-toned acidity and lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Deeper nut-toned flavors carry into the long, bittersweet finish.
Price: $13.50/12 ounces
Very deep, sweet, cherry-toned. Additional hints of brandy, minty dark chocolate, anise, cedar, flowers in aroma and small cup. Syrupy mouthfeel; chocolate in particular lingers in a richly long finish. The complexity mutes in two parts milk, though the minty chocolate persists.
Crisply balanced, fresh and meadowy. Honey, flowers, fresh-cut fir, molasses leaning toward chocolate in aroma and cup. Rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Deep, molassesy finish with a continued hint of flowers.
Complete, balanced structure, complex aromatics, classic. Deep, sweet-toned aroma: lemon, orange, nut. In the cup gently bright, fruit- and fir-nuanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Continued lemon, orange and nut notes with a rounding suggestion of stone fruit. Rich, long, flavor-saturated finish.
Rich floral-toned aroma complicated by sweetly tart berry and citrus. In the cup bright yet balanced acidity, light body with more flowers and fruit flavors; the complex fruit notes range from pungent orange to sweet apricot. Sustained floral-toned bittersweet chocolate in the rich finish.
Round, candied orange peel and nut-toned chocolate in the aroma. Light in body but rich in flavor with pungent notes of walnut, aromatic wood and ripe orange. Sustained bittersweet chocolate pungency in the finish. Intensity of the small cup softens in two parts milk; sweet nut and orange tones dominate.
Price: $16.25/16 ounces
Crisp, delicate, balanced. Lime, peach, nut and cocoa suggestions in aroma and cup. Bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. The nut and cocoa turn toward bittersweet chocolate in the dry finish.
Sweet, intense, cherry-toned, with a clear nut note that turns rather woody in the cup. Nevertheless, a rich sweetness resonates from aroma through finish. Round, deep acidity.