3 degrees of raspberry - from tart... to sweet... then liqueur – get you oh so close to it; if this were a celebutard, your iPhone would be taking pictures.
Appearance 4.2 / 5
|Surface:||Cartesian slate geometry|
Aroma 7.6 / 10
nutsome, wood & cocoa w/ big red blush
Mouthfeel 12.5 / 15
Flavor 42.5 / 50
chocolate cinnamon -> red plum backed by bitter hit -> raspberry acid -> rising raspberry spring -> distilled raspberry for a lime/berry sour w/ sneak end-run pecan -> oak finish
Quality 17.9 / 20
Dialed-in tart & tangy focus, balanced & braced between chocolate & oaken wood (re: vanilla). Valrhona uses sugar like an ant-acid &, except for its ameliorating techniques, this would’ve seared the tongue as so much nail polish remover.