This is deliciously complex, with a lovely weight to it.
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Nose: A lovely earthiness upfront. Stodgy baking note like bread pudding, with currants and candied orange peel. Hints of caramelised banana and hazelnut. With time, rye bread and black pepper.
Palate: Full. Toffee sauce, baked plum, blackcurrant cordial, and raspberry jam. The rye-like spiciness remains, with black pepper, roasted coffee bean, and hints of woody mushroom and cocoa powder.
Finish: Long. Fresh with grassy, almost aniseed spice, and a hint of dark chocolate.
Comment: This is deliciously complex, with a lovely weight to it.
Nose: Marzipan, ricotta, and candied orange, underpinned by pencil shavings and white sage. A waft of cherry brandy and pine needles, then peach candies, toffee popcorn, and desiccated coconut. Under it all, marshmallow and vanilla custard.
Palate: Full bodied. Hard toffee, ripe mango and pineapple, then milk chocolate and vanilla cookie. The peach is back – balancing sweet and sour well.
Finish: The peach note asserts itself nicely, before fading to hard caramels.
Comment: This evolves nicely on the palate. A solid dram!
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