Balcones Lineage Texas (Batch SML 20-2), 47%

Price: $40 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Orange blossom, tropical notes of lime, pineapple, and guava, as well as fruitcake, powdered sugar, maple syrup, and balanced oak on the nose. More tropical notes and powdered sugar follow on the palate, along with hot chocolate, roasted nuts, grain notes, pepper, and barrel char. Light tropical flavors return on a long finish interwoven with chocolate, tobacco, and barrel notes. Unconventional and intensely racy, with an intriguing, complex interplay of diverse flavors.