Sweetly and deeply pungent. Black currant, tangerine, roasted cacao nib, lily-like flowers, a hint of savory black sage in aroma and cup. Lyric, balanced acidity; full, cushiony mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
By Kenneth Davids with Jason Sarley
September 4th, 2015
Intense, pungent, juicy. Berry (raspberry, black currant), complex flowers (lavender, lilac), dark chocolate, a hint of cooked squash or beet in aroma and cup. Richly balanced, wine-toned acidity; full, nectar-like mouthfeel. Chocolate and flowers, in particular, carry into a resonant, balanced finish.
Sweetly tart, subtly deep. Dark chocolate, vanilla, rose-like flowers, passion fruit, a hint of sweet, dry herb in aroma and cup. Round, richly balanced acidity; light but plush, satiny mouthfeel. Richly resonant finish, drying in the short, sweet in the long.
Balanced, quietly but vibrantly pungent. Mulberry, tangerine, honey, musk, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; plump, lively mouthfeel. Mulberry and tangerine, in particular, carry into a sweet finish.
Sweet, lush but brisk, floral-toned. Narcissus-like flowers, peach, blood orange, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates, but sustains in gently rich finish.
Deep, sweet, pungent. Black currant, mulberry, dark chocolate, blood orange, hints of frankincense and lantana-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, lyric acidity; lightly syrupy, satiny mouthfeel. Deep, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Deep, big, sweetly pungent. Black currant, sandalwood, honey, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly vibrant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but sustains in a sweet though slightly savory-edged finish.
Sweet-toned, bright, quietly pungent. Blood orange, roasted cacao nib, blackberry, caramel in aroma and cup. Crisply and delicately tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Orange and crisp cacao carry into a richly drying finish.
Price: $17.99/12 ounces
Gentle but intense; roundly pungent. Dark chocolate, black currant, brown sugar, rhododendron-like flowers. Quietly and sweetly tart acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Black currant, in particular carries, into a gently tart finish.
Subtle, savory, deep. Dark chocolate, black currant, grapefruit zest, lavender, a hint of pine in aroma. The chocolate recedes and a savory-sweet cherry-tomato-like note moves forward in the cup. Round, sweetly brisk acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Black currant and grapefruit in particular carry into a quiet, rich finish.
Delicate but deep; intricate; savory-sweet. Ripe tomato, blackberry, musky chocolate, with a violet-like floral topnote in aroma and cup. Round, resonant acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The chocolate note emerges clearly in a sweet finish.