Roundly bright, juicy, complex. Orange, mulberry, vanilla, honey, complex night-blooming flowers in aroma and cup. Giddy, buoyantly sweet acidity; plush mouthfeel. Flavor extends deep into a long finish.
By Kenneth Davids
November 6th, 2014
Opulent, huge, sweet, juicy. Honey, flowers (lavender, lilac), mango, blood orange, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Balanced, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, long, deeply flavor-saturated finish.
Delicately brisk yet lushly complex. Lavender and violet, peach, tangerine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Brisk though juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a crisp, resonant finish.
Opulently and vibrantly pungent. Deep florals (lilac and passion-flower), fudgy chocolate, complex fruit (loquat, raspberry, jackfruit), musk in aroma and cup. Rich, sweetly tart acidity. Silky mouthfeel. A dry chocolate carries into a long, ringing finish.
Deep, sweetly pungent, intricate. Black currant, jasmine, banana sweetness, minty dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Richly rounded acidity; full, buttery mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate and black currant, lasts far into the long finish.
Delicate in the nose, syrupy in the cup, quietly complex throughout. Honey, distinct dark chocolate, lemon zest, peach, violet in aroma and cup. Richly and complexly expressed acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. A mildly drying but long and resonant finish, with pleasing hints of the peach and violet persisting.
Price: $48.50/8 ounces
Richly and sweetly exotic. Dark chocolate, banana, blood orange, hibiscus in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but carries far into a round, resonant finish.
Price: $22.78/12 ounces
Unusual profile: slightly savory, mostly sweet, original in aroma and flavor. Roasted almond, peach, kumquat, spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Gentle, rather juicy acidity; buoyant, lively mouthfeel. Roasted nut and peach in particular persist in very rich, very sweet finish.
Delicately rich, savory-sweet. Orange, baker’s chocolate, hazelnut, hints of musk and oregano in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around orange and musk in a balanced, resonant finish.
Gentle, juicy, richly balanced. Orange, plum, narcissus-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, a hint of sweet basil in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around chocolate and flowers in a delicately rich finish.
Price: $22.00/12 ounces
Softly and sweetly pungent, quietly floral-toned. Lavender, violet, raisin, orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Delicate acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a smooth, gentle finish.