Balcones Mirador Texas (Batch 20-1), 65.2%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Though anchored in earthy and woodsy aromas of birch and soil, tropical fruits also burst forth from the glass: guava, kiwi, pineapple, mango, and jackfruit, ripe and ready to be enjoyed. They carry through to the palate, along with a touch of citrus, Cherry Coke syrup, roasted pecans, and ample spice, and are persistent into the mouth-coating finish, which counterbalances cloying flavors with charred nuts and oak.