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Darby's Reserve Small Batch, 45%

Price: $22 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Roasted lemon and orange peels, grilled apples, nutmeg, ginger, and Popsicle stick on the nose. Citrus-flavored hard candies, cinnamon, cloves, iced tea, apple skins, and drying wood on the palate, which takes water well. This is simple, wood-forward, and immature, but the flavors are pleasant. (Total Wine & More)