Very savoury. Very meaty. Herb-crusted loin of beef with gravy and a side of crispy kale and nettles. Pork scratchings, smoked BBQ ribs and freshly tanned leather. There’s minerality here – wet slate – and a ton of greenhouse – sun ripened fruits and vegetables. The addition of water brings out some of the sherry cask influence, toffee coated pears, dates and raisins. Both side play together very amicably.
Unexpected and challenging. Meats again – brisket, chops, ribs…you get the idea. But now seasoned with chopped nuts, mint sauce and just a hint of rubber inner tubes. Deeper flavours are more sherry-focussed, milk chocolate, toffee, sponge cake, raisins and treacle sauce. What a combination – almost an entire meal in one! Water further emphasises the sherry flavours, as well as adding in poached pears and a touch of well-seasoned oak.
Medium in length, slightly salty and packed full of beefy flavour – steak jus, reduced stock and a hint of star anise.