On first nosing we discovered cherry Bakewell tarts, vanilla icing and foamy banana sweets. Deeper notes of plum skins, cornflakes and buttery pastry gave way to a pleasing solvent-like edge (pear drops). To taste, exotic fruits (papaya and guava), rum-like spices, pears in
paprika honey and an incredible tongue tingling intensity.
Water brings warmth, roundness and comforting coconut. The spicy rum
character remains while nutty and creamy flavours increase in power.
There’s pistachio ice cream, gingerbread, lychees and pink wafers. A
savoury finish surprises with light notes of sautéed mushrooms and baked
brie, balanced by the sweet juiciness of oak.