Deep yet soaring, vertically complex. Dried black currant, dark chocolate, sandalwood, ginger blossom, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory with deep, vibrant acidity; viscous but buoyant mouthfeel. The long, lingering, multi-layered finish thoroughly honors the promise of the cup.
By Kenneth Davids - Reviews by Kim Westerman
October 14th, 2021
Price: NT $500/4 ounces
Focused, gently bright, complex. Dried goji berry, vanilla bean, clementine, baking chocolate, fresh-cut oak, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Balanced structure (sweet, tart, savory) with richly pungent but juicy acidity; plushly syrupy mouthfeel. Deep and multi-layered in the finish.
Big, nuanced, multi-faceted. Fresh black currant, bergamot, pink grapefruit, sandalwood, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet with bright, juicy-tart acidity; crisply satiny mouthfeel. Delicately sweet, citrusy finish with sandalwood undertones.
Resonantly floral and fruit-centered. Date, orange blossom, dark chocolate, agave syrup, pungent cedar in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly bright with deep savory-juicy acidity; plump, creamy mouthfeel. Coherent, complex, lingering finish.
Sweetly bright, intense, perfumy. Passionfruit, banana, chocolate fudge, cedar, lily in aroma and cup. Juicy and lactic tangy-sweet in structure; creamy-smooth in mouthfeel. The sweet but gently drying finish consolidates to suggestions of chocolate, fruit and lily.
Elegantly fruit-toned, richly sweet. Dried black cherry, pipe tobacco, almond, vanilla, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gently brisk acidity; very syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates vanilla and cherry notes supported by pipe tobacco.
Quietly complex, gently bright. Macadamia nut, baking chocolate, magnolia, blackberry, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The resonant finish centers around notes of crisp chocolate and cedar.
Sweetly pungent, chocolate-driven, richly earth-toned. Dark chocolate, lavender, cedar, persimmon, sarsaparilla in aroma and cup. Balanced, pleasingly bittersweet structure with bright acidity; satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of dark chocolate and sarsaparilla.
Price: NT $760/4 ounces
Chocolaty and richly wood-framed. Dark chocolate, fresh-cut pine, magnolia, pink peppercorn, golden raisin in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert acidity; crisp, velvety mouthfeel. Richly drying, chocolaty finish.