Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 7, 2019. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.)
We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.
We have shifted our reviews format in order to offer more reviews for our review hungry readers. The review pages (links below) will now offer a full tasting note with links to a full detail review for our Featured Beverages.
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Beverage of the Week
Don Q Vermouth Cask Finish Rum
To be honest when I heard months ago that Don Q was to release an aged Rum finished in Vermouth casks I was a bit perplexed. What would the Vermouth bring to the party and would it possibly trample on the subtle accents of their Rum? One very extended nosing and the subsequent sip calmed any fears — this is a winner…
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Francescano Natura Assisi Melon Cream Liqueur
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is filled with the scents of fresh-cut cantaloupe with accents of Japanese Kasugai Melon candy and watermelon hard candy with soft dairy cream. The palate is in great agreement with the nose while being more cream and less fruit than the nose would suggest. Medium-bodied with incredible viscosity coating every corner of your mouth. $21.99 – 3.5 Stars
Fighting Chance Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2017
Future Beverage of the Week! Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and baking spices with supporting notes of stewed black fruits, fruitcake, and vanilla bean. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of plum, black tea, and dark cocoa. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins and sweet brown spices. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple and juicy texture. $26 4 Stars/90 points