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

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

There's a lovely tartness on the nose, with dry and earthy notes of fragrant oak and forest floor. The palate pops with cherry coulis, raspberry, chocolate, and the spice of jalapeño pepper, along with some pronounced barrel char. Overall it's very spiced, heated, and flavorful, but integrates well with its candied and fruity flavors. The finish is less fiery, with richer notes of caramel, chocolate, and roasted pecans.