Massively floral, juicy, cocoa-toned. Distinct cocoa, honeysuckle, tangerine, caramel, cashew in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet, savory-edged in structure, with deep, vibrant acidity. Full, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish is sweet and rich, carrying most notes from the cup far into the long.
By Kenneth Davids
August 12th, 2022
Suavely bright, quietly lively, balanced. Tangerine, hazelnut, cedar, cashew, floral vanilla in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure; roundly bright acidity. Plush, buoyant mouthfeel. Impressive finish: deep, layered, vanilla with cedar and tangerine back notes.
Price: $22.00/12 ounces
Buoyant, delicate, vivacious. A bouquet of flowers — rose, magnolia, more — plus lemon, sandalwood, fresh tobacco in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart in structure with a big, savory bottom. Syrupy but lively mouthfeel. Rich, sweet, balanced finish: tobacco, lemon.
Richly and suavely bright, balanced. Milk chocolate, cedar, floral-toned vanilla, raspberry, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Very sweetly and lightly tart with gently bright acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Lightly drying but flavor-saturated finish leading with raspberry and vanilla.
Sweet, crisply brisk, orangy, balanced. Orange, freesia, fresh-cut fir, hints of cocoa nib and molasses. Bittersweet in structure with a sweet but brisk acidity. Lightly syrupy, lifty and lively mouthfeel. Gently but richly drying finish: orange, fir, a hint of cocoa nib.
Round, deep, yet delicately lively, sweetly nut-toned. Roasted pistachio, caramel, date, lime, freesia in aroma and cup. Complexly layered structure with light-footed, engaging acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Long, layered finish: lime and caramel.
Price: $12.00/12 ounces
Crisp, spicy, orange-toned. Spice box, black currant, orange, cocoa, a hint of sweet flowers in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with a briskly savory edge; full, plump mouthfeel. Rich and round in the finish: orange, blackberry, a continued hint of flowers.
Bright but balanced; cleanly classic washed profile. Distinct apricot, tangerine, cedar, caramel, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly bright in structure with smooth but decisive acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Apricot dominates in a sweetly rich, very long finish.
Sweet-toned, straightforward, comfortable. Brown sugar, cocoa, gardenia, hazelnut, a hint of orange marmalade in aroma and cup. Balanced in structure, with gentle, round acidity; delicately plush mouthfeel. The exceptionally sweet finish consolidates around flowers, cocoa, hazelnut.
Balanced, classic, sweetly bright. Blood orange, fresh-cut cedar, almond brittle, quietly complex flowers — freesia, lavender — in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart structure with smoothly bright acidity. Plush, lightly viscous mouthfeel. Sweet almond and fresh cedar carry the rich, gently drying finish.