Delicate, herby, brightly floral. Sweet, spicy flowers (lemon blossom, lavender) spearmint, fresh-cut fir, black currant, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet acidity; light but silky mouthfeel. The finish, both delicate and resonant, is saturated with bright floral tones in the short and dark chocolate with a hint of spearmint in the long.
By Kenneth Davids and Associate Editors
June 1st, 2016
Rich, delicately sweet. Honeysuckle, hazelnut, green grape, baker’s chocolate, cedar in aroma and cup. Gentle, round acidity; silky, giddily buoyant mouthfeel. The sweet, gently tart finish is resonant with green grape and honeysuckle in the short, softening to baker’s chocolate in the long, all supported by aromatic wood suggestions.
Elegant, deeply sweet, floral. Lush floral composite (wisteria, violet, lavender), chocolate fudge, oak, mango in aroma and cup. Lyrical, bittersweet acidity; plush, lightly silky mouthfeel. The gently drying finish simplifies to lavender and dark chocolate.
Delicately but zestily sweet-savory. Black currant, sandalwood, tea rose, pomegranate, lime zest in aroma and cup. Juicy, richly sweet-tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry through to the rich, flavor-saturated short finish, consolidating in the long around lime zest and pomegranate hints.
Richly fruit-toned, earthy. Blueberry, dark chocolate, orange zest, moist fresh-fallen leaves, Port wine in aroma and cup. Quiet, round acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to dark chocolate enveloped in Port wine suggestions.
Crisp, delicate, spicy-savory. Black tea, lime zest, rhododendron, plum, oak in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweetly tart acidity; buoyant, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The juicy finish consolidates to rhododendron and lime zest, while hints of oak return in the long.
Crisp, sweetly tart. Lemon zest, pistachio, nutmeg, black currant, wisteria in aroma and cup. Tart, zesty acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish centers around nutmeg and pistachio.
Delicately rich, sweetly pungent. Orange zest, tea rose, redwood, peach, caramel in aroma and cup. Sweet, lively acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates around orange zest and redwood.