Wine Enthusiast 96 points – (Tried & True Award)- Golden raisin-like color. Sumptuous aroma of baked fruits (pears, nectarines, quince), wine grapes, malt, fruit salad, honeysuckle — amazing bouquet. Flavors include white raisins, honey, apple butter, wine, biscuits. Finishes long, succulent, divinely ambrosial.
Smells of smoky, burnt nectarine, apricot and buttery scents that are toasty, nutty and heavenly. Entry is chewy, viscous, concentrated and intensely honeyed; the midpalate is waxy, mildly spicy, jammy, nutty and utterly decadent. Finishes with panache and grace. — P.P. (11/15/2008) — 96-100 (Nov 2008)
Aroma: Lime and orange rind, sultanas and dates give a rich fruity flavor laced with tantalizing spices of coconut and nutmeg. Taste: Ginger, nutmeg and toasted almonds bring a deep, warming taste interwoven with a syrupy lemon meringue and honeycomb middle. Finish: Long and lusciously sweet finish with lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.