Immense and lavish. Blueberry, guava, dark chocolate, a hint of cognac, musky, carnal flowers in aroma and cup. Richly pungent acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Guava and chocolate in particular carry into a mildly drying but deeply flavor-saturated finish.
June 3rd, 2014
Tartly sweet, berry-toned, complex. Blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and complex flowers, from bitterish lavender to sweet honeysuckle. Delicately lush, buoyant acidity; silky, lively mouthfeel. Berries and chocolate saturate a deep finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Rich, deep, sweet. Dark chocolate, apricot, tangerine, juniper berry and musk in aroma and small cup. Lightly syrupy, rich-toned mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around cocoa and juniper hints in a crisp finish. Lightly tart and rounded in three parts milk, with excellent flavor continuity and saturation.
Price: $14.00/12 ounces
Sweetly pungent, complex, original. Cherry-like fruit, brown sugar, roasted cacao nib, hints of clove and vanilla in aroma and cup. Crisp, lightly juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The cacao nib and spice in particular carry into a gently drying but sweet-toned finish.
Deep, pungent, complex. Spicy scorched cedar, dark chocolate, brown sugar, faint but distinct hints of grapefruity citrus and sweet herb. Roast-muted acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A sweet roasty chocolate dominates in the finish.
Deep, quiet, gently chocolaty. Hazelnut, dark chocolate, fresh-cut oak, a hint of orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Simple, functional acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate in particular carries into a dry but sweet-toned finish.
Sweet, delicately crisp. Walnut, fresh-cut fir, carob, raisin, a spicy floral hint in aroma and in the cup, where the carob sweetens and rounds toward chocolate. Quiet, backgrounded acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Drying though sweet-toned finish.