I’ve been here twice before, scoring it 88 & 90 respectively.
N: Sweet citrus culminating in a mixed grocery bag of clementines, limes, satsumas and rose apples as well as mango juice and an undercurrent of metallic-chalky paint. Lovely stuff but with a narrow depth of field. Don’t these wonderful fruit notes and grand old vintages deserve more than the minimum abv?
T: Tasty yet thin juice, though firming up slightly on the turn.
F: Soft, sweet chalky>fruity<dry finish.
C: Is it fair to hold the opinion that 40% abv strength is unacceptable at this level, especially when it appears to have an adverse effect on this rare final product? It’s back to 88 points but I feel it could/should be 90+/<43% easily. Also, this very possibly struggled after the SMWS powerhouse.Scores a B[+]