Appearance: Dry white wine, with pale yellow
lights. Good beading.
Nose: Mellow and mild overall, with hardly any
prickle. The first impression is of honeycomb; spun
honey, but also a trace of beeswax. Beneath this is
a faint floral note of dry grasses or wallflowers, with
fresh orchard fruits on an earthy base. A little water
softens the nose and adds pear drop boiled
sweets, making all the aromas more evident.
Body: Light to medium.
Palate: At natural strength the texture is creamysmooth, the taste intense and sweet overall, and
both drying and slightly coating as that hint of
beeswax re-appears. With water the effect is
smoother and sweeter, the intensity reduced.
Finish: Quite long and warming with white pepper,
becoming chili in the aftertaste. Lightly drying, it
leaves the palate tingling. A drop of water starts to
tame the chili-spice.