Nose: Candied orange peel, brown sugar, buttery oak. Crystallised ginger, creamy, toasty vanilla and sugared almonds. Quite fruity, with baked banana, raisins and hints of blackcurrant jelly developing.
Palate: Medium-bodied. More than a hint of spices (clove, dried ginger), apple pie, raisins and plenty of citrus (grapefruit, orange) underpinned by the sweet vanilla and baked banana from the nose.
Finish: Warm and quite lasting, with lively spices and the fruit and vanilla fading slowly.
Comment: An exuberant golden Demerara, feisty without being over-bearing. Well-developed for its age. The key here is the balance - this is very easy to drink.