Colour: Winter sunset
Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Seventeen years in a refill barrel before finishing in Sauternes
gave this a delightful nose – aromatic and heady – full of floral perfumes
(sweet peas, freesias) and tropical fruits (Tooty Frooties, fruit pastilles,
jam donut) with some varnished wood. The palate was lip-smacking and
tongue-tickling – mainly sweet and fruity (pineapple cake, brown sugar on pink
grapefruit, candied lemon, pick-n-mix) but with floral notes and playful, tingling
woody spices at the end. The reduced nose found pavlova and sherbet lemons –
comments included ‘warm and inviting’ and ‘my kind of whisky!’ The palate was
sweetly succulent, with juicy melons and ‘dessert trolleys going by’.
Drinking tip: In a Jacuzzi, dreaming of tropical beaches.