Subtly lush, richly sweet-tart. Candied Meyer lemon zest, violet, roasted cacao nib, sandalwood, fine musk in aroma and cup. Crisp, vibrant, balanced acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish leads with violet-like floral notes in the short, consolidating to sandalwood with a hint of sweet lemon zest in the long.
By Kim Westerman
March 6th, 2017
Delicately sweet, deeply savory. Red currant, spicy tea rose, black sage, grapefruit zest, cocoa powder in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-savory acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned, lively finish is driven by savory notes of red currant and black sage with hints of tea rose.
Delicate, crisply sweet-savory. Star jasmine, bergamot, roasted cacao nib, frankincense, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Richly tart, juicy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The gently drying finish is resonant with star jasmine and maple syrup notes in the short and hints of cocoa-toned bergamot in the long.
Boldly sweet-savory. Black cherry, cola nut, fine musk, dark chocolate, caramel in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; syrupy, slightly dry mouthfeel. The deeply and richly resonant finish is saturated with all the notes from the cup, plus a new and pleasantly surprising coconut note in the long.
Delicate, richly sweet. Plum, roasted cacao nib, butterscotch, wisteria, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Crisp, lively, attractive acidity; silky mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated, sweetly tart finish centers around fruit (plum) and floral (wisteria) tones in the short and cocoa-toned citrus in the long.
Delicate, sweetly spice-toned. Ripe peach, cinnamon, macadamia nut, butterscotch, marjoram in aroma and cup. Fruit-toned, accessible acidity; svelte, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to sweetly spicy notes of peach and cinnamon, with suggestions of sweet, marjoram-like herb tones.
Sweetly spicy, chocolate-toned. Black peppercorn, baker’s chocolate, rhododendron, cedar, molasses in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; lightly creamy mouthfeel. The richly drying, spice-toned finish consolidates to black peppercorn and baker’s chocolate.
Fruit-toned, roast-rounded. Brown sugar, cherry blossom, ripe blueberry, gently singed cedar, vanilla paste in aroma and cup. Delicate, balanced acidity; round, velvety mouthfeel. Notes of brown sugar, vanilla and blueberry carry the short finish, all of which fade with slow elegance into the long.