Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points – (Great Value)- Auburn/topaz appearance. There’s an intriguing aromatic feature of dried grapes, wine, honey in the first nosing, then the bouquet turns dry, baked, toasty. Flavor-wise, the dominant flavor is dried fruits (cherry, raisins, figs) but beneath that layer lies a dusty dry graininess that’s the foundational flavor. Aftertaste is roasted, leathery. (Mar 2015)
Colour Dark in shade with a warm amber glow. Nose Fruity sweet with notes of ripe pears and melon, creamy toffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of ginger. Taste Sweet ripe pears in syrup, vanilla caramel, cinnamon sweets and almonds in the background. Finish Very nice, long-lasting feel in the mouth.