Chattanooga Bottled in Bond Vintage Series (Fall 2017), 50%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Fresh herbs and muted dark fruit on the nose, while the palate is sweet and chocolatey as the herbal notes take on a supporting role. The palate opens to reveal stone fruit notes of peach and plum, chocolate layer cake, and a hint of musty antique shop. Fairly powerful, but water softens the palate and brings out peach cobbler and cinnamon toast. Nicely balanced spice, chocolate, and orange tart on the finish.