Cask and coastal character. Plenty of creamy vanilla, honey and malty biscuit aromas are expressed in a fresh vibrant nose. Green apples, grapefruit and a health twist of lemon juice are joined by some earthy minerality – think of a gravel-strewn beach, or a sea-licked rock pool. Of course, there’s that unmistakable OP salinity in the mix - offering sharpness and balancing well with the fruity elements and malty vanilla driven core. A few drops of water adds sweetness to the fruits making then almost syrupy. It also helps express the underlying earthiness with some drying hay notes.
A great translation from nose to mouth – with a powerful arrival. Apples come through immediately and are joined by ear drops and tart, tangy lemons and grapefruits – much juicier than the nose implies, these are supported by herbalness – green leaves and forest moss. More than a sprinkle of salt adds sharpness, but still fits within a very fresh profile. Water brings our more of the cask – touches of vanilla, ginger and particularly cracked black pepper.
Medium to long and packed full of citrus and salinity.