Colour: Star-bright platinum
Flavour profile: Oily & coastal
The unreduced nose evoked various suggestions from the panel – warm hay bales, rum-soaked sultanas, ginger cake, honey drizzled on fried bananas, Thai prawns and a new car. The palate was robust, sinewy and youthful, but we had no trouble enjoying its hot, sweet flavours neat – dark chocolate, pineapple, mango and gooseberry; Liquorice Allsorts ice-cream (is there such a thing?); bacon rolls and balsamic reduction. The reduced nose found light smoke, quite a bit of vanilla, burnt toast and wood and plastic gathered on a pebble beach. The reduced palate suggested scorched rhubarb, dark sugar and pepper and salt on fried food.
Dinking tip: One to take wild camping – on the coast