$379.00 $364.00 inc. GST
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Childhood memories of vanilla fudge, pink marshmallows and mango flavoured chewing gum developed into more grown-up aromas of sweet vanilla honeydew pipe tobacco and green iced tea with mint and ginger. Very fresh and clean on the palate neat, like a coconut pannacotta with mango coulis as well as luscious white chocolate cheesecake. When adding a drop of water, it became a mixed green salad with tarragon vinaigrette whilst to taste, like a little piece of paradise biting into a silky smooth papaya while hearing the rustling of the palm trees in the balmy warm trade winds.
The nose – sweet peat reek, bandages, earthy; plums soaked in brandy, burnt toast with marmalade and jam. The taste – earthy, deep, woody – syrup of figs, aniseed, liquorice; venison with juniper, dark chocolate, fruits of the forest, redcurrant, leather and pears poached in wine. The reduced nose – Savlon and Euthymol, woollen socks on an Aga, venison goulash, banana toffee and smoke. The reduced palate – chewy and substantial – toffee apple rolled in embers, pickled ginger and blood orange – lots going on and great fun. After 11 years in a bourbon hoggie we moved this into a first-fill charred red wine barrique.