Reviews for March 12th, 2019

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $23.50/12 ounces

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Bright, juicy, sweetly and seductively tart. Blood orange zest, dried raspberry, ginger blossom, cocoa powder, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet-tart structure with crisp, vibrant acidity; velvety mouthfeel. Citrus zest and dried berry notes bookend the cocoa-toned finish.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $29.00/150 grams

Fruit-toned, delicately spicy. Dried strawberry, nutmeg, fresh-cut fir, reduction of balsamic vinegar, myrrh in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; round, plump mouthfeel. The hint of sweet ferment throughout the profile is amplified in the resounding finish, which is both sweet and appealingly savory, with notes suggesting a richly pleasing balsamic vinegar reduction.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $23.50/12 ounces

Rich-toned, deeply sweet and complexly engaging. Black cherry, dark caramel, hazelnut, magnolia-like flowers, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Caramelly finish, with hazelnut and magnolia in the foreground.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $12.95/6 ounces

Richly sweet-savory, spice-toned. Lemon verbena, mango, cacao nib, freesia-like flowers, almond butter in aroma and cup. Balanced, bittersweet structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; delicate, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The resonant, lingering finish centers around cocoa-toned mango and almond.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Sweetly herb- and spice-toned. Lemongrass, ripe plum, cinnamon, baker’s chocolate, sarsaparilla in aroma and cup. Tart-leaning structure with high-toned acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of lemongrass and cinnamon in the short, with the root-beer-like sarsaparilla note returning in the long.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Greater Good Logo

Deeply rich, sweetly savory. Fine musk, toffee, red currant, sandalwood, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bright, sweet-savory structure with juicy acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp finish consolidates to toffee and narcissus.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.99/16 ounces

Willoughby's Coffee & Tea Logo

Crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, cacao nib, lime zest, hibiscus, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert, lively acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish consolidates to cocoa-toned apricot with a little kick from lime zest.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Balanced, deeply sweet, subtly spice-toned. Pear, almond, baker’s chocolate, wisteria, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart-savory structure with soft acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. A gently brisk finish quietly sustains all of the aroma and flavor notes from the cup.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: NT $850/225 grams

Crisply sweet, spice-toned. Candied pistachio, gardenia, cedar, sugar cane, apricot in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with round, gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The understated finish is driven by notes of nut brittle and spicy, deeply sweet flowers.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $28.85/8 ounces

Delicate, gently fruit- and cocoa-toned. Pomegranate, cacao nib, narcissus-like flowers, roasted pistachio, honey in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gentle, rounded acidity; silky-smooth mouthfeel. The quiet finish consolidates to cocoa-toned fruit and florals.

Review Date: Mar 2019

Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Fruit-forward, crisply sweet. Caramelized banana, hibiscus, cedar, pipe tobacco, rum cordial in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with round, gentle acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The quiet finish leads with banana and rum suggestions in the short, rounding to sweet pipe tobacco in the long.