Colour: Primrose gold
Flavour profile: Spicy & Sweet
The bright, clean nose led us through groves of soft, sweet
citrus (lemon meringue pie, lemon and lime sorbet, pineapple ice-lolly) into a
glade of flowers, herbs, fresh wood, tobacco, honey and vanilla. Adding water
defined the herbs more clearly (mint, menthol, chewing gum); we also got paint,
oak and candied ginger. The neat palate combined chalky sweetness with juicy
fruits (pineapple, strawberry, mango, pear) – also hints of mint oil and
menthol tobacco, but it simply grew fruitier with every sip. In reduction,
lip-smackingly enjoyable honeyed fruit flavours, while yogurt-coated ginger and
oak shavings cavorted artfully and playfully on our tongues.
Drinking tip: After cavorting in a glade.