Out of Amedei’s geographic zone... a mismatch between it & the origin.
Puts a hard spotlight on the grape-note. Out of Amedei’s geographic zone... a mismatch between it & the origin. Where Amedei’s Trinidad equals ‘raspberry fun-in-the-sun’, Grenada’s the equivalent of a black sand beach - uncomfortable on the feet. Add-in more nagging annoyances – stepping on tiny sea shells, getting tangled up in seaweed, then having your lunch basically served to curious seagulls - & the mind gets made up lightning fast to either stay in the water or, wiser still, go to the car & look for another kind of bar.
Appearance 4 / 5
|Color:||creamsicle orange dipped in mellow brown|
|Temper:||good wax job|
|Snap:||among the best – tall, high pitch crackle; holds temper along exposed edge|
Aroma 7.4 / 10
cocoa thru & thru w/ a drop of coffee, small wind of bay leaves & branches, & trace wintergreen; white-grape on the rubdown
Mouthfeel 13.1 / 15
Flavor 39.8 / 50
sweet grape takes a chocolate turn, goes onto a dry patch... comes out mineral iodine -> coffee -> grape returns as swollen sun-burnt currant
Quality 15.7 / 20
Amedei’s classicism falls to a disadvantage here. Grenada in some ways is the PNG (Papua New Guinea) of the Caribbean - unruly & unpredictable. Those who succeed in taming this Island really know the territory & take an assertive approach processing its rugged beans (e.g., Chocovic) - which cuts against Amedei’s nature.