(2015) From the Atlantic island of Madeira, a modern style of Madeira in a 50cl bottle that has a rich tawny colour and delicious aromas and flavours of walnuts and rich prune and raisins, but also a dark, Seville orange marmalade cut. Tangy, yet sweet, its delightful to sip but would match Christmas morning mince pies so well.
(2013) 110+g/l RS. Quite a dry, nut husk aromatic, with subtle shellac and nuttiness. The palate has a luscious texture and glycerine richness, that along with moderate sweetness adds to the sense of richness, plenty of orange and lemon zest freshness again.
(2013) 90g/l RS. Quite a dark, nut-brown tawny. Toffee and hints of Muscovado sugar, that lovely caramelised colour. The palate has lovely balance again: sweet, sweet wine, a twist of marmalade and liquorice, but the toffee and coffee comes through and of course that fabulous acidity that really sharpens this wine, running through to a peppery, spicy finish.
(2013) 75g/l RS. More amber coloured, with lots of fruitiness here, more berries and plum, then some walnut and tobacco spice. The palate has a gorgeous weight and texture, hints of the sumptuous richness, but then that firm, spicy core of acidity, citrusy and with shellac dryness. Delicious stuff, very long.
(2013) Paler, orange and tawny colour, immediately fine and subtle, a lemon marmalade character. In the background touches of walnut and even a hint of something floral. Deliciously mouth-watering dryness, with racy, fine, lemon zest and spices, lots of dry, racy acidity and deliciously moreish and tangy, rich. 45g/l sugar hidden behind that terrific acidity
(2013) Bual and Malmsey, very nutty, some complex straw and smoke notes. The palate has delicious focus: there’s a juiciness here, a squirt of lemon acidity really freshens the wine, playing against that sweetness. Finishes fairly dry.
(2013) 90g/l RS. Quite a dark, nut-brown tawny. Toffee and hints of Muscovado sugar, that lovely caramelised colour. The palate has lovely balance again: sweet, sweet wine, a twist of marmalade and liquorice, but the toffee and coffee comes through and of course that fabulous acidity that really sharpens this wine, running through to a peppery, spicy finish.
(2013) 110+g/l RS. Quite a dry, nut husk aromatic, with subtle shellac and nuttiness. The palate has a luscious texture and glycerine richness, that along with moderate sweetness adds to the sense of richness, plenty of orange and lemon zest freshness again.
(2013) Deep nutty brown/tawny. Lots of shellac and nut husk notes, with a certain smokiness. The palate fills with a delicious sweet, fruitcake and toffee richness, with that dry nut husk character, smokiness persisting, but once again the deliciously focused acid drives through.
(2013) Glowing, burnished gold/tawny. Lift, spice, flowers, a lovely and arresting aromatic, with a rounded walnut character of age and oxidation behind. The palate has fantastic richness and mellow coffee-infused, red fruit freshness. Just beautiful balance, the tawny, nutty marmalade and prune notes against the abundant freshness.