The nuttiness will appeal to the sherry heads. Flirts with being unbalanced, but carries it off.
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Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Beeswax, fudge, and golden syrup over a banana fritter. A whiff of barley bread, then raisin, amaretto, and leather. Toffee-topped coffee cake, nutmeg, and muscovado sugar. Subtle black truffle.
Palate: Full. Chocolate truffle and salted blanched almonds. A delicate yeasty note and toffee apple. With time, a gentle sour fruit note like physalis, lime zing, then dark agave nectar. Somewhat beefy.
Finish: Very long. Nuttiness takes over and persists.
Comment: The nuttiness will appeal to the sherry heads. Flirts with being unbalanced, but carries it off.
Nose: Bruised apple. Raw fruit cake mixture, with candied mixed peels, currants, nutmeg, and grape brandy. Heathery honey, dark muscovado sugar, and oat cake. A hint of shiitake mushroom.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Sweet with muscovado sugar, even molasses. Powdered cinnamon and cocoa powder. Dried fig, prune, and currants. Thick blackcurrant jam. Black tea and glacé cherry.
Finish: Long. A lighter fruit note of macerated strawberry emerges, with vanilla paste.
Comment: A lovely combination of light and dark shades.
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