Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points – (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Orange hue is tinged with ruby coloring. Bouquet is toasty, fruity, ripe, grapy, porty, malty, luscious. Taste profile features the sensuous interplay of the malt with the ruby port and all the dividends that pays. Aftertaste is toasty, biscuity, semisweet. (Mar 2015)
Wine Enthusiast 91 points – While "extra finished” for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the "wow factor” of the Nectar d’Or, it’s still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish. — K.N. (Dec 2011)
Aroma: Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg. Taste: Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges. Finish: Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange.