We were all dragged down by a monstrous whirlpool – deeper and deeper into that glass trying to find descriptors which would do justice to the experience! No chance, as we stumbled over words like big, bold, huge or scandalous, preposterous, bombastic, fantastic! I did think we were all losing our minds. Gasping for air we took a sip – ‘life is a dream’ a Spanish poet said and that came pretty close to it. Umami mouth-watering, coats the tongue gracefully and that distinctive flavour of rancio redolent of nuts, butter, overripe fruit turning more delicious and mellow with age. Did we mention the addition of water? Maybe one of those teardrops we, and you will, shed out of sheer joy.