Fillers: Esteli and Condega
Body: Cocoa and dried stone fruit.
Foot: A trace of cocoa.
Cold Draw: Cocoa, creamy chocolate milk, and toasted nuts, coffee.
Tasting Notes: In the initial third, the Champagne series offers a unique mix of cedar and graham crackers, contrasted by a luscious layer of milk chocolate. This results in a sweet, tangy, and subtly spicy experience. The middle stage unveils a remarkable fusion of wood, nuts, spices, and a notable fruit twang. The retro-hale introduces an array of dried fruits and a slight red pepper note, all smoothed out by an undercurrent of cream and cedar. The final third transforms once more, with hints of brandy barrel oak, infused with notes of ginger spice, cinnamon, and red pepper. A backdrop of creamy smoke, dried fruits, and cedar underscores this blend, leading to a truly extravagant conclusion.”
Pairing Notes: Duck breast with a ginger glaze, cinnamon spiced lamb, creamy risotto, brandy, spicy rye whiskey, spanish rioja, banyuls, barrel-aged stout, smoked porter, spiced winter ale, gingerbread, crème brûlée, cinnamon rolls.