NOSE: Lovely sweet sherried nose; dried fruits, raisins, candied oranges, orange chocolate, caramel, baking spices (91p)
TASTE: The arrival is sweet before it bursts on to the mid palate with intense spice and dried fruits; black pepper, baking spices, sweetened tea, Christmas pudding and liqorice. (88-89p)
FINISH: Pepper, spices, mint, sweet toffee. (88p)
OVERALL: Rich and intense. Younger on the palate than on the nose. Total score 89 points.