Lush, deeply sweet, richly savory. Plumeria, red currant, lime zest, frankincense, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetly tart, resonant finish is flavor-saturated, with all the notes from cup and short finish carrying far into the long.
By Kim Westerman
December 4th, 2016
Deeply sweet, richly savory. Butterscotch, lavender, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, mango in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. In addition to resonant butterscotch and lavender tones in the short finish, the long introduces an appealing coconut note.
Delicately lush, deeply sweet. Blueberry, bergamot, wisteria, chocolate fudge, a hint of whisky in aroma and cup. Bright, lively acidity; syrupy but buoyant mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish carries through on all the promises of the cup, including the suggestion of highlands Scotch whisky, a discreet touch of elegant, fruit-toned sweet ferment.
Expressive, balanced, richly sweet. Lemon blossom, baker’s chocolate, cashew butter, aged Tequila, tea rose in aroma and cup. Vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Lemon blossom and cashew butter carry the short finish, while notes of aged Tequila, suggesting a refined sweet ferment, return in the long, enveloped by baker’s chocolate.
Delicate, high-toned, sweetly tart. Lemon verbena, toffee, pomegranate, dark chocolate, lavender in aroma and cup. Vibrantly tart acidity; very silky, smooth mouthfeel. The quietly expressive finish centers around crisp lemon verbena notes and hints of spicy lavender.
Crisply bright, resonantly sweet. Candied orange zest, nougat, sandalwood, vanilla, pineapple guava in aroma and cup. Bright, juicy acidity; delicate, billowy mouthfeel. Candied orange zest is the leading note in the flavor-saturated short finish, while pineapple guava and sandalwood, with a whisper of vanilla, resonate in the long.
Sweetly pungent, rich-toned. Apricot, pipe tobacco, narcissus, dark chocolate, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Gentle, round acidity; plush, satiny mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish opens with spicy chocolate tones in the short, followed by intimations of deep pipe tobacco and sweet narcissus in the long.
Sweetly and richly spicy. Mango chutney, baker’s chocolate, freesia, tamarind, cumin in aroma and cup. Juicy, sweet-tart acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The clean, resounding finish is laden with floral and chocolate notes, with an intriguing hint of cumin.
Intense, deeply aromatic, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, scorched lemon zest, rose, passion fruit, vanilla in aroma and cup. Engaging, fruit-toned acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to a cocoa-toned passion fruit with continued appealing notes of lemon zest.
Delicately rich, crisp, balanced. Dried apricot, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, orange zest, cinnamon in aroma and cup. Lively, juicy acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Cinnamon-like spice leads in the short finish; dried fruit and vanilla-like flowers resonate in the long.
Bold, sweetly spice-toned. Molasses, hazelnut, cedar, persimmon, orange blossom in aroma and cup. Mild, balanced acidity; plush, creamy mouthfeel. The gently drying finish offers notes of cedar and orange blossom in the short, consolidating to hazelnut in the long.
Delicate, intricately rich. Jasmine, sandalwood, lychee, roasted cacao nib, orange zest in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The aromatic wood-framed finish is crisp in the short, rounding to cocoa tones in the long.