The nose gave us tobacco and toasted coconut – one panellist mentioned fruits in syrup – another went more sensual – mango and coconut oil body butter; then someone else applied restraint with ‘granny’s lavender potpourri in an antique wooden dresser’. The palate was sweet and tasty – brown sugar meringues, Tunnock’s Snowballs and English coconut madeleines – also lots of intense dark fruits, wine gums and plum brandy – the woodiness came through as the taste of raspberry jam pips and cigar boxes. The reduced nose added Wagon Wheels and a visit to pick your own strawberry fields. The palate now found Manuka honey and Pavlova.
Drinking tip: A dram to enjoy while leisurely preparing for a special night out.