That said, the downs have not been disasters, but the ups have neither been exceptional.
I found this to be the game changer.
Delicious and dangerously drinkable.
This is just about as perfect as a sherry nose can get.
Nothing is too much "out there". A very good balance between the distillate and the cask influence.
No need to elaborate details, it's got exactly what it needs, nothing more, nothing less.
And after the nose there is a surprise in the taste.
It's not your typical sherry tipple.
It would be an insult to call it Ribena, but it has more the taste of a pleasant blackcurrant cordial than sherry.
Add the spice and it gets seriously yummy.
Serve it at your Xmas reception and people will think you have discovered the ultimate mulled wine receipt.
Extremely well behaved with everything just slowly fading.