Margaux Finished Rye
Peggy Noe Stevens
Nose: Heavy corn husk and weighty grains, then a glimmer of cardamom and dates. Malty and cereal tones. Maple syrup and vanilla cake.
Palate: Ginger and nutmeg with a whiff on honey. Candied cherries and crushed almonds. Streaks of char smoke are heavy at the end.
Finish: Char smoke is predominant in the finish, but the spices of ginger and nutmeg still appear. Dry finish.
Comments: Aromas jump out of the glass and invite you in for a spicy and smoky experience.
Nose: Rye toast, a little peppery dill, nutmeg, and Sugar Daddy toffee bar. Balanced by dry hay in a barn loft on a midsummer’s day.
Palate: Palate does not immediately deliver the complexity of the nose. It’s earthy, with herbaceous hay and oak the defining flavors.
Finish: Very, very dry – even arid. It starts with hay and ends with newly sawn oak.
Comments: More time in the glass helps some aromas from the nose appear as flavors in the glass. But only some.