Juicy, bright, confidently fruit- and floral-toned. Candy cap mushroom, dark chocolate, kefir, plumeria, mesquite in aroma and cup. Tangy-sweet structure with lactic-toned acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
By Report by Kenneth Davids - Reviews by Kim Westerman
May 11th, 2021
Price: NT $560/227 grams
Delicately bright, balanced, crisply sweet. Bing cherry, cocoa nib, lemon yogurt, lavender, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Sweetly tangy with gently lactic, savory-edged acidity; silky, buoyant mouthfeel. A fruit-driven finish is supported by cocoa nib with a continued gentle lactic tang.
Price: $30.00/150-gram tin
Brightly and brilliantly fruit- and floral-toned. Raspberries on fresh goat cheese, narcissus-like flowers, fresh pipe tobacco, hints of chocolate and musk in aroma and cup. Roundly and gently lactic-tart in structure, with bright acidity; full, nectar-like mouthfeel. Deep, rich, flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $32.99/16 ounces
Lactic, chocolaty, sweetly tart. Young goat cheese, dark chocolate, roasted pine nut, persimmon, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Tart-sweet structure with deeply tangy, lactic acidity; very full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to an attractive chocolate-toned kefir.
Pungently sweet-savory, deep, expressive. Dark chocolate, dried mango, fine musk, rum barrel, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory structure with roundly tart acidity; full, creamy mouthfeel. Particularly musky, fruit-toned finish with dark chocolate undertones.
Intensely fruit-forward, high-toned. Passion fruit, cocoa nib, mango custard, oak, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Crisply tart-leaning structure with citrusy acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. Quietly fruit-driven finish.
Price: $20.00/12 ounces
Crisply sweet, subtly multi-layered. Date, baking chocolate, lemon verbena, narcissus, fresh-cut fir in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with gently brisk acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Floral, sweetly herbaceous finish.
Roasty-sweet, floral-toned. Golden raisin, gently scorched cedar, dark chocolate, freesia-like flowers, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with brisk acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Very sweet, long finish with pleasing notes of dark chocolate, freesia, and a complicating hint of smokiness.
Price: 500 pesos/200 grams
Floral, tropical, tangy. Star jasmine, lychee, sandalwood, molasses, pistachio in aroma and cup. Sweet-tangy structure with gently bright acidity; lavishly smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to pleasing notes of lychee and sandalwood.
Rich, deep, resoundingly lactic and pungent. Distinct dark chocolate, blue cheese, lily-like flowers, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Savory sweet structure; tangy acidity. Plush, velvety mouthfeel. The chocolate and blue cheese notes sustain in a surprisingly balanced, harmonic finish.
Crisply chocolaty, delicately sweet. Baking chocolate, vanilla bean, pink peppercorn, lavender, cedar in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, balanced structure with bright but lush acidity; delicately silky mouthfeel. Wood-framed finish with undertones of vanilla and lavender.
Price: NT $650/8 ounces
Earth-toned, richly sweet-savory. Moist cedar, breadfruit, magnolia, cocoa powder, musk. Savory-leaning with sweetly brisk acidity; light-footed, smooth mouthfeel. A hazelnut-like note emerges in the finish, alongside cocoa powder and moist cedar.