Complex, sweetly rich. Pungent grapefruit, sweet violet, almond brittle, pipe tobacco, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Juicy acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. The crisply rich, long finish retains a pretty combination of violet and tobacco tones.
By Kim Westerman
July 5th, 2016
Crisply and deeply sweet. Mango, blood orange, fermented tobacco, baker’s chocolate, sweet lilac in aroma and cup. Round, balanced acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The rich, resonant finish is saturated by tobacco and mango notes.
Delicately and sweetly earth- and tobacco-toned. Mango, rich pipe tobacco, caramel, cherry blossom, earth-toned chocolate in aroma and cup. Juicy, rounded acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant finish with all flavor notes intact concludes in a crisply sweet denouement of mango and pipe tobacco.
Immensely spicy, rich. Ripe fig, fresh-cut fir, moist tobacco, cumin, a hint of orange blossom in aroma and cup. Bright, lightly tart acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates to tobacco and dried fig in a crisply drying finish.
Pungent but delicately sweet. Molasses, hazelnut, fresh-cut redwood, sweet tobacco, magnolia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Juicy-tart acidity; smoothly silky mouthfeel. Finishes with hazelnut and sweet, molasses-inflected tobacco notes.
Price: AUD $15.00/250 grams
Sweetly tart, elegantly earthy. Dark chocolate, fresh humus, ripe passionfruit, moist pipe tobacco, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The tartly sweet finish calls up earthy chocolate and nut-toned fruit in the short, rounding to a chocolaty tobacco in the long.
Price: KRW $10,000/250 grams
Deeply sweet, intricately rich. Lavender, banana, brandy, dark chocolate, tamarind in aroma and cup. Round but surprisingly zesty acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and lavender, in particular, dominate in the short finish and carry deeply into the rich, gently drying long.
Rich, sweet-savory. Roasted cacao nib, lime blossom, mango, hazelnut, a hint of coconut in aroma and cup. Roundly brisk, tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The crisply resonant finish is more savory than sweet, redolent of lime zest with a continued hint of coconut.
Roundly rich, subtly sweet. Grapefruit zest, honeydew melon, carob, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Subtle, balanced acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The savory-sweet finish consolidates around carob and fir.
Delicate, richly sweet. Tangerine zest, lightly expressed tobacco, roasted cacao nib, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Lightly juicy, gently tart acidity; plush, velvety mouthfeel. The bittersweet finish consolidates around sweet cocoa and tobacco suggestions.
Deeply and richly floral. Rhododendron, fresh-cut redwood, butterscotch, ripe tangerine, chocolate fudge, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around a citrus-toned chocolate in the short; butterscotch resurfaces in the long.