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Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, 40%

Price: $25 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Appealing notes of sweet mesquite, barbecue, butterscotch, candied nuts, warm cookies, and a very pleasant Southwest smokiness. The palate is light in body, offering notes of bitter chocolate, herbs, and spice, with the mesquite note lingering. There's more sweetness and chocolate on the finish; a tasty profile but somewhat light-bodied. The nose is the best part. The palate and finish are balanced, but it's a bit light and lacking in depth.