Round, balanced, with a quiet but deeply layered complexity. Blackberry, cocoa, pear, lavender, roasted macadamia in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly bright in structure; plush and lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. A richly resonant finish consolidates around cocoa, lavender and pear.
By Kenneth Davids
May 8th, 2018
Deeply and sweetly pungent, juicy. Black currant, orange zest, cocoa, lavender, oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly and gently tart in structure, gently savory-edged. Light but silky, lively mouthfeel. Quietly rich finish: orange zest and lavender.
Price: $22.50/12 ounces
Crisp, delicately sweet. Baker’s chocolate, violet-like flowers, papaya, macadamia nut, molasses in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure; impressively buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. The resonant, flavor-saturated finish consolidates around notes of violet and papaya with a throughline of molasses-like sweetness.
Fruit-toned, chocolaty. Strawberry, dark chocolate, sandalwood, lavender, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet-tart structure with juicy acidity; delicate, silky mouthfeel. Reminiscent of a chocolate cordial in the sweetly fermenty finish.
Price: $24.00/12 ounces
High-toned, richly sweet-tart. Baker’s chocolate, hibiscus tea, floral vanilla, tangerine zest, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright in structure, with gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The sweetly tart finish is gently drying, consolidating around notes of hibiscus tea and baker’s chocolate.
Price: $15.50/12 ounces
Delicate, sweetly bright and gently lemony. Ripe lemon zest, fresh-cut cedar, carnation, roasted cashew, cocoa in aroma and cup. Roundly and lightly sweet-tart in structure; satiny in mouthfeel. Quietly resonant in the finish: flowers and cedar.
Price: $15.00/10 ounces
Delicate, chocolate-toned. Dark chocolate, hazelnut, raisin, hints of lily and oak in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-toned structure; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The long finish is quietly flavor-saturated.
Richly sweet, spice-toned. Ripe banana, roasted cacao nib, elm, freesia-like flowers, roasted cashew in aroma and cup. Roundly sweet-tart structure; lightly velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, richly drying finish consolidates around notes of cashew, cacao nib and a hint of spicy florals.
Price: $15.50/12 ounces
Briskly sweet-tart, fruit-forward. Dark chocolate, maraschino cherry, pipe tobacco, caramel, almond in aroma and cup. Bittersweet instructure with gentle, rounded acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The drying, cocoa-toned finish leads with dark chocolate in the short with maraschino cherry resurfacing in the long.
Price: NT $420/227 grams
Delicate, sweet-toned, softly bright and balanced. Caramel, vanilla bean, cedar, almond, candied lemon zest in aroma and cup. Gently brisk in structure, light in mouthfeel. Sweet citrus framed by aromatic cedar carry into a short but pleasing finish.