The colour is burnished and the texture shows slow legs and fat sticky tears (that promises a great mouthfeel). The nose offers a bold sweet winey and vanilla-toffee profile with some delicious homegrown fruits aromas that is all nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is exactly as the texture promised: warming and instantly coating with a slight peppery feeling. The taste is very rich and creamy again with strong sweet wine flavours and honey-driven toffee notes within a firm wooden structure. I like that even if it is not very complex - but who needs complexity in such a quaffable profile? The finish is of medium length and adds some spicier flavours to the taste that are highly welcome here. Some water releases more aromas both in the nose and on the palate and I like it better with some drops added.
This is an easy and dangerously quaffable dram that should not be analysed but simply...enjoyed! Slainte!