Our noses were beguiled by flower shops, ripe vanilla pods, orange Muscat, brown sugar and cinnamon swirls. On the palate, this charming chalice of cha-cha-cha combined the sweet melody of Rocky Road, muscovado and vanilla sponge, with harmonic layers of pot-pourri and gooseberry fool – all thrumming to the passionate rhythms of Chinese five-spice and bourbon woodiness. The reduced nose was a bright kitchen, containing raspberry Creamola foam, pink Angel Delight, honey on toast and apple pie and fruit scones fresh from the oven. And now the sexy palate dance continued with lemon drizzle cake, banoffee pie, Armagnac and brandy snaps – mmmm.
Drinking tip: When your mind is clear and open – give your attention to this and enjoy the bountiful rewards.
Colour: Sauternes Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 25 years Date distilled: August 1990 Alcohol: 52.2% USA allocation: 90 bottles