The nose wafts butterscotch, caramel wafers, cinder toffee, chocolate Angel Delight and maple syrup; coffee grounds and shaved hardwoods stand shyly behind. The palate is also sweet – caramel log, Victoria cream sponge, chocolate-coated Turkish delight and cherry frangipane tart; then toasted coconut, citric zest, chilli and clove to finish. The reduced nose finds fruit scones, buttered crumpets and meringues on a mahogany table; also freshly steamed oak staves and white pepper. The palate remains predominantly sweet – vanilla custard slice, honey, juicy fruit chewing gum and apricot jam on toast, before candied almonds, pistachios, carob and tree bark whisper harmoniously in the after-taste.
EU Outturn price: 83,20 EUR