NOSE: Honey, summer flowers, heather, light barley and malt notes. Hints of smoke. With water and air; also notes of rich white wine. (88p)
TASTE: The arrival is substantial, sweet and honeyed. On the mid palate there is sugary malt and barley sweetness, honey, heather, mildly peppered oak spice. Water made the arrival a little lighter but increased the richness or viscosity of the mouth feel. (86p)
FINISH: The exit and aftertaste, while still sweet, is a bit more spicy, with pepper and a little liquorice. (85p)
TOTAL SCORE: 86 points.