Prickly notes of spiced marmalade merged into blood orange sprinkled with brown sugar and accompanied by vanilla pods. A strong Tokaji dessert wine aroma provided a lifted exuberance that sweetly kissed brandy snaps and Belgium waffles. The palate was thick and viscous combining burnt molasses with the fruity appeal of baked apples and perfumed layers alongside crystalised ginger. Spiciness continued with rye bread and nutmeg, passing through mulled wine and settling on a salty twang. The finish encapsulated chocolate orange with burnt toffee served on an oak cask stave.
Cask: Second-fill Madeira hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: May 2007 Alcohol: 57.6% USA allocation: 48 bottles