A ROMP IN A FLOWER MEADOW
The nose was fresh and summery, with sun-warmed oak, runny honey and herb gardens, candy floss, Turkish delight and marshmallow strawberries. The palate was a delightful sweet and sour experience of creamy toffee, honey and jelly bean sweetness, rhubarb rock, pineapple and mango stone fruitiness and a complex after-taste of espresso, bitter lemon and pencil chewing. On the reduced nose we found syrupy lemon cake and lime curd, hot buttered crumpets, flower meadows, lemon balm and spearmint. The palate now combined barley sugars, jelly babies, brown sugar and lemon cheesecake with a teasing finish of tannic oak, liquorice, walnuts and mace.
NEW BALLS PLEASE!
Nettle and blackcurrant leaf on the nose shifts to bubblegum and new tennis balls, then dried apricots, tobacco and oak. The palate finds chalky sweets and spearmint gum, then produces toffee bonbons and fly cemeteries, followed by a spicy warmth of ginger and white pepper on the finish. The reduced nose seems to deepen towards hessian bung cloths and dunnage warehouses, but with the beguiling sweetness of heather honey, rum and raisin fudge, coconut biscuits and treacle toffee. The palate now becomes a mouth-watering mixture of juicy peaches and pineapples, toffee, custard tarts and Armagnac with an autumnal herbal, minty finish.