Coalition Pauillac Barrique Finished Kentucky, 46.3%

Price: $90 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

The red wine barrel elicits maraschino cherries and sweet pipe tobacco, leading to a smooth palate of chocolate fudge, spice cake, bitter espresso, charred pecans, strawberry ice cream, and more cherries. A lively finish offers nutty notes of almond, sweet coffee ice cream, honeyed berries, spice, well-integrated barrel char, and dusty earth. Great texture and more berries on the finish, with balanced oak influence and complexity throughout.