A little fierce, but water opens up lovely toffee and red-fruit notes.
Washington Peat Pedro Ximénez
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Orange wine gum, nutty sherry, ground cinnamon, and raisins. Fruit cake topped with flaked almonds and a sugar glaze. Toffee apple and crunchy crème brûlée top. Elderflower cordial.
Palate: Light-medium. Syrupy orange sponge cake, with candied peel, sultana, and peanut. Sweet popcorn, caramel sauce, and cocoa-dusted mocha. A tiny touch of sulphur.
Finish: Medium. Leaves a little nuttiness and chocolate-coated orange cream.
Comment: A little fierce, but water opens up lovely toffee and red-fruit notes.
Nose: Cocoa butter, vanilla cream, cedarwood, pomegranate juice, and passionfruit candy. Semolina and cherry jam. Chocolate sponge cake.
Palate: Full and oily. Milk chocolate-coated toffees, hot mash, Cherry Bakewell (shortcrust pastry, icing, marzipan), and more cherry jam. Blackcurrant cordial.
Finish: Long. On almond and crème de cassis.
Comment: Dessert like, with some heft. Takes a drop of water.
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