Big, rich, deeply sweet. Raspberry, tamarind, lilac, butterscotch, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, long, flavor-saturated finish resonates with tamarind, lilac and raspberry notes.
By Kenneth Davids and Associate Editors
May 9th, 2016
Price: $13.99/16 ounces
Deeply sweet, layered complexity. Dried papaya, gardenia, baker’s chocolate, fine musk, almond in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; creamy, nectar-like mouthfeel. The seemingly infinitely long cocoa-toned finish is resonant and deep, with lingering hints of dried papaya, gardenia and almond.
Delicate, crisply sweet. Sandalwood, cantaloupe, honeysuckle, almond in aroma and cup. Brisk, juicy acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The sweet, deep finish consolidates around melon and honeysuckle in the long.
Delicate, nut-toned, sweetly spicy. Pistachio, honeysuckle, clove, molasses, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Subtle, crisply tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. Clove and pistachio animate the quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Price: NT $280/8 ounces
Delicately sweet-savory. Lemon zest, almond, dried apricot, cedar, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Quietly lively acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. The crisply sweet finish consolidates to lemon zest and cedar in the short; honeysuckle resurfaces in the long.
Price: NT $700/16 ounces
Balanced, sweet, subtly rich. Lavender, dark chocolate, date, vanilla in aroma and cup. Round, juicy acidity; plush, nectar-like mouthfeel. The short finish consolidates around lavender notes which persist into the richly drying long.
Price: $16.00/12 ounces
Sweetly rich, deeply pungent. Honey, tea rose, fir, black currant, thyme in aroma and cup. Quiet, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into a nuanced, resonant, gently drying finish.
Complex, sweetly spice-toned. Vanilla paste, cinnamon, hazelnut, gardenia, fresh-tanned leather in aroma and cup. Round, rich acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The deep, gently drying finish consolidates around cinnamon and leather notes.
Very sweet, delicately rich. Lychee, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle, cedar in aroma and cup. Balanced, lightly juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Lychee and roasted cacao nib go long in the sweet, resonant finish.