Appearance - Clear, mid-golden amber.
Aroma - Pungent spicy vanilla with toffee, lemon zest, stewed apple and faint mocha coffee.
Taste - Spicy dried fruit, vanilla rubbed old leather and toffee with zesty orange peel.
Aftertaste - Long, old leather, lemon zest and vanilla with lingering spice.
Rating - 4/5
Nose: Rich fruit cake, figs, toffee apples, butter, raisins, dry spice developing over time: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice - spicy cake mix. Some zesty young spirit underneath.
Palate: Sweet to start moving on to big woody spice balanced by sugar syrup and vanilla sponge cake. Behind is a base of dark wood bitterness and rich raisin sweetness.
Finish: Raisins, spice and butter icing.