Blind assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Fruit-toned, sweetly tart. Raspberry jam, almond paste, dark chocolate, narcissus, sandalwod in aroma and small cup. Plush, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The crisp, chocolaty finish is surrounded by notes of raspberry (fresh, ripe; jammy; reduced to coulis) in the short and consolidates to dark chocolate and sandalwood notes in the long. In three parts milk, fruit and chocolate continue to sing in harmony.
The bottom line: A high-toned, richly sweet-tart espresso, equally enticing as a straight shot or in milk.