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90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2005
A solid, grainy vodka bouquet that includes scents of dry breakfast cereal, parchment along with dry odors of shale, minerals, cardboard and beans. The palate entry introduces a sweeter reflection of the grain-fiber-paper character; the midpalate adds bittersweet flavors of cocoa, coffee bean, sugar and sap. Concludes with a note of spirity warmth.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: September 1, 2005
Clear and impeccably clean. The first whiffs are treated to uncomplicated dry breakfast cereal, parchment and cotton/fiber scents; the aroma expands measurably after aeration, bringing on broad, bone dry odors of shale, minerals, cardboard, and beans; a solid, no-nonsense, grainy vodka bouquet. The palate entry introduces a taste that’s sweeter than the bouquet, but just as focused on the rain/fiber/paper character; the midpalate taste profile adds bittersweet flavors of cocoa, coffee bean, sugar, and sap. Concludes with a slight kick and a welcome note of spirity warmth. A fantastic bargain.