Reviews for March 9th, 2018

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Intricately layered, deeply and sweetly pungent. Roasted cacao nib, lemon zest, lilac, candied ginger, frankincense in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The complex finish sustains all of the flavor notes from the cup, sweet flowers in particular.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $14.95/12 ounces

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Deeply, refreshingly pungent and earthy. Grapefruit zest, dark chocolate, candied ginger, graham cracker, moist fresh-fallen leaves in aroma and cup. Structured around complexly layered tart, sweet and savory tastes; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, deeply flavor-saturated finish.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Juicy, crisp yet lush, original. Jasmine, baker’s chocolate, sandalwood, tangerine zest, dried mango in aroma and cup. Layered and lyric in structure: softly bright, crisply pungent. Light yet lively in mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around the sandalwood and cocoa, but the sweet flowers last, too.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: NT $415/12 ounces

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Sweetly pungent, high-toned. Dried apple, orange blossom, toffee, cedar, dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure, with juicy acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. The finish is deeply sweet and resonant, with notes of orange blossom and toffee in the short, rounding to chocolate in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Richly sweet, spice-toned. Dried cherry, lemon zest, baker’s chocolate, cashew, a hint of cayenne in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly tart structure with bright acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. The flavor-saturated finish centers on citrus notes and chocolate in the short, with a suggestion of cayenne in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Balanced and bright with a savory, root-vegetable depth. Lemon verbena, ripe orange zest, roasted cacao nib, rhododendron, a hint of brothy cooked root vegetables in aroma and cup. Structure is quietly sweet/tart with a savory edge; the mouthfeel round, syrupy and full. The finish is richly drying, consolidating around cacao nib and a ripe zesty orange.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Pungent and earthy with a quietly persuasive sweetness. Fresh clay, grapefruit zest, baker’s chocolate, vanilla bean, ripe pear in aroma and cup. Sweet/savory in structure; light but plush mouthfeel. Clay, grapefruit and vanilla carry into an impressively resonant, layered finish.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: CAD $15.50/340 grams

Deeply and richly sweet. Strawberry, peach, sandalwood, almond butter, chrysanthemum in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates around notes of almond and sandalwood.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: $11.35/12 ounces

Deeply rich, sweetly tart. Baker’s chocolate, grapefruit zest, molasses, tea rose, marjoram in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-savory in structure; plump, velvety mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and dry, but also richly sweet, with notes of chocolate and spice-toned florals.

Review Date: Mar 2018

Price: KRW $11,000/250 grams

Crisp, roundly and sweetly zesty. Cedar, lemon zest, blackberry, pistachio, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly tart and very sweet-toned in structure; full and syrupy in mouthfeel. Flowers, blackberry and pistachio all carry into a resonant, sweet-savory finish.