Golden brown in the glass, appropriate for a 13 year old. On the nose it has hazelnut, honey, orange peel, quince and Marmalade. The palate is quite tart with orange reduction, more honey, nuts, nutmeg and Cointreau. It’s nicely balanced with acidity, fruit, unctuous mouthfeel and loads of orange Marmalade. The thickness of the wine is really delicious, it gives warmth and body to the elixir. The mid palate concentrates on the oranges, with the sweetness of honey and apricots. The finish is medium in length but full on with more oranges, sweet syrup and some tart acidity that balances out the sugars. 91 points. Drink now till 2030. Delicious, a real treat after all these years in the cellar. Newer vintages can be had for $35 per half bottle. 5 stars. Salut….
5 stars, 95 points. No mincing here folks. I am totally blown away by this dessert wine. Rich, overpowering nose of gorgeous Apricot/sweet orange give way to a beautiful palate of unctuous honey and …… Dang- I can’t finger it. It blows me away, a really stunning wine. Amazing balance, tremendous finish and an unctuous mouthfeel that just begs ‘drink this!’.
I just finished a 20ml bottle- that easy. Just beautiful.
So far- MY FAVORITE STICKY WINE EVER…..