Delicate, sweet; subtly but engagingly intricate. Lavender, almond blossom, lemon zest, apple are rounded by dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Floral-toned, buoyantly lyric acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor (lavender, chocolate) fades in the short finish but recovers in the long.
By Kenneth Davids and Associate Editors
November 6th, 2015
Delicately bright, exhilarating. Candied lemon, vanilla, pear, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Gentle, lively acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Lemon and crisp chocolate carry into a sweet, lightly flavor-saturated finish.
Sweet, delicately bright. Orange blossom, apple, turbinado sugar, walnut, a hint of tangerine in aroma and cup. Lively, gently bright acidity; smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor-saturated, but richly drying, and bittersweet in the finish.
Richly fruity and cidery. Baker’s chocolate, apple cider, wisteria-like flowers, a brightening hint of grapefruit in aroma and cup. Resonant, roundly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Quietly rich, savory-sweet. Blood orange, sandalwood, lily-like flowers, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly tart acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor saturates a gently bittersweet finish.
Deeply rich, subtly sweet. Baker’s chocolate, lily-like flowers, almond, stone fruit, a hint of orange zest in aroma and cup. Richly tart acidity; smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a drying finish.
Savory-sweet, softly pungent, subtle. Hazelnut, lime zest, fir, a hint of narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk yet juicy acidity; silky mouthfeel. Lime zest and fir in particular carry into a quiet though rich finish.
Price: $14.15/12 ounces
Spicy and nutty with floral undertones. Cedar, turbinado sugar, hazelnut, myrrh, gardenia in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Gently drying, cedar-toned finish.
Crisply and deeply pungent. Black cherry, cedar, licorice, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Dry, crisply roasty acidity; plump though slightly roughish mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates though persists in a dry finish.
Deeply sweet, savory-edged, perfumy. Cocoa powder, rose-like flowers, almond, a hint of brie cheese in aroma and cup. Roast-rounded acidity; plush though very slightly roughish mouthfeel. The cocoa note in particular persists in a savory-sweet finish.