Savory nut and sweet honey notes together suggest an almost halvah-like richness, with complications of fresh-cut cedar and roasted cacao nib. Sweetly brisk, buoyant acidity; lively, silky mouthfeel. Drying though deeply flavor-saturated finish.
By Kenneth Davids
May 2nd, 2014
Big, roundly pungent, complete. Honey, grape, complex flowers (honeysuckle, lavender), candied orange in aroma and cup. Richly intense acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Grape and lavender notes in particular resonate in a very deep, long finish.
Deeply sweet and chocolaty with a savory edge. Honey, chocolate, lilac, mulberry in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and honey in particular saturate a crisp, rich finish.
Rich, syrupy, lush. Honey, gardenia-like flowers, Concord grape, carob in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Grape and carob carry into a simplifying but long, ringing finish.
Subtle, deep, complex. Honey, honeysuckle-like flowers, crisp red currant, hints of pistachio and clove in aroma and cup. Lush, round acidity; lively, syrupy mouthfeel. Honey and flowers saturate a mildly drying finish.
Deep, pungent, complexly chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, apricot, hints of night-blooming flowers and black currant in aroma and cup. Tart, richly brisk acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers in particular carry into a richly drying finish.