Exhilaratingly intense and intricate floral notes, candied citrus, crisp roasted cacao nib, a hint of moist pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. Balanced, gently bright acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Very sweet, long, juicy finish.
By Kenneth Davids
September 5th, 2013
Sweetly tart, richly brisk. Cedar, plum, black currant, a hint of lemon in aroma and cup, where a slight herby suggestion contributes savory depth. Rich, lively acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisp finish.
Smooth, layered complexity. Delicate floral notes, nut-toned chocolate, honey, a hint of banana in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The floral notes in particular surface in a sweet, surprisingly deep finish.
Price: $15.95/12 ounces
Deep, complex. Honey, dark chocolate, orange, night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy, lively acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Orange and chocolate notes in particular carry into a crisp finish.
Sweet, delicately bright. Flowers, plum, honey, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Gently bright, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Crisply sweet, cleanly fruit-toned finish with a hint of chocolate in the long.
Syrupy, pungent. A particularly fragrant cedar, orange zest, grape, honey and a hint of carob-like chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, resonant, slightly drying acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a round, quiet finish.
Delicately chocolaty with an engaging layered complexity. Nut-toned chocolate, cinnamon, plum, a savory hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Crisp, perfectly balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Sweet but gently drying, straightforward finish.
Rich, deep, bittersweet. Honey, bitter orange, lavender, green grape in aroma and cup, where a savory/salty edge complicates the structure. Round but brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a crisply drying finish.
Deeply pungent. Apricot, cedar, nut, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Round, richly bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Apricot and chocolate in particular carry into a long, resonant finish.