Big, sweetly bright, classic. Honey, tangerine, rose-like flowers, a hint of roasted cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Grand, lushly bright acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Rich, resonant, floral-toned finish.
November 27th, 2012
Evaluated as espresso. Brisk, zesty, floral. Anise, flowers, prune, orange zest in aroma and small cup. Smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel; gently tart, richly flavor-saturated finish. Orange zest, a hint of flowers and a crisp, cocoaish chocolate in two parts milk.
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, balanced, deep. In the small cup dark chocolate, apricot-like fruit, almond, a hint of flowers. Full, soft-textured mouthfeel; chocolaty though mildly drying finish. The chocolate, apricot and almond notes mute and soften but maintain character in two parts milk.
Evaluated as espresso. In the small cup sweetly tart fruit – passion fruit, ripe lemon – rounded by dark chocolate and oak-like wood. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; chocolate and a little lemony brightness carry into a rich, balanced finish and round and sweeten in two parts milk.
Complex, brandy-like fruit. Distinct lychee and ripe grape notes in aroma and cup, rounded with dark chocolate and sandalwood. Roundly bright acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated and sweet, with a faint clove-like crispness.
Softly tart, round, gentle. Prairie flowers, quiet citrus, carob-like chocolate in aroma and cup. Light but silky mouthfeel. Chocolate carries into a clean, balanced finish.