APPEARANCE : Amber.
NOSE : Immediate raisins, in fact rum and raisin. Dried orange peel. In time a clean walnut crispness appears. Water makes it softer, dried cherry, sultana, apricot and some honey. There’s still a slightly piercing quality – tangerine and chocolate.
BODY : Silky soft.
PALATE : Very sweet with plumped up dried fruit. Sultana cake with thick butter and underneath a bowl of nuts; hazelnut and macadamia. A slightly salty quality cutting through the unctuous texture.
FINISH : Short with a hint of nut-shell bitterness.