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Residual sugar is 172g/l here. Just gorgeous on the nose, the depth of the bouquet from the bush-vine Muscat, the heavy florals, sumptuous exotic Sandalwood and and lychee and marmalade. Heavenly perfume. Botrytis is deliberately avoided if at all possible, as only late-harvest grapes are desired. The palate has great silky richness, thick texture and nectarine, such lovely freshness and acidity, again that lick of saltiness adding to that clarity.
There are 160g/l of sugar here, and the deeper colour is matched by slightly deeper aromas, still so much florals, a little bit of a leafy herbal character, but the underpinning of stone fruit juiciness is fabulous. The palate has also developed a toffee note of creaminess, trading that against the 2015's vibrancy, but it makes for a hugely overwhelming sensory experience, flavour, texture, the aroma each time you lift the glass to our nose. Fabulous.
(2016) Light golden toffee colour with such a clear, fruit and glacé orange nose, the gentle tobacco and toast, then a limpid, shimmering palate. Retains so much honey and limpidity into a long glorious finish. With 130g/l I find this the most elegant vintage so far tasted.
(2016) Slightly more sherried and gently oxidised than the 1987, with currants and raisins and such lovely orange rind fullness and grippy acids. Really searing and long acid finish gives this fabulous balance and clarity. Not available retail.
(2016) Wonderful lifted aromas, in a blend of honey and raisins in this wine from only the second vintage made in the modern era. The palate has delicate toffee and such pure sweetness, then a mocha touch of richness comes through. So long, gently nutty but always sweet. Superb. This had less than 80g/l of residual sugar, whereas today the wine typically will have 160g/l or more. Not available retail.
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