Colour: Old Sauternes
There’s been a recent spate of high strength sherry monsters and this one fits the bill perfectly.
The nose is quite gorgeous with heavy sherried oak sprinkled with mounds and mounds of crushed almonds. This is set against the backdrop of a chocolate and date fudge cake covered in lovely autumn dark fruits. Adding a few drops of water encourages fragrant rose petals to come through.
The strong delivery is ripe full of dark chocolate, pepper corns and maple syrup. The addition of water makes the spirit a touch palatable by bringing down the 60.2% ABV and introduces that same lovely rose water you get on the nose.
The long finish is full and boasts of roasted almonds.
A lovely dram that keeps opening up the longer you sit with it.