Showed some real oomph, with big flavours.
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Nose: Wood smoke and cedar. Ginger powder and pear drop. Caramels and a barbecued beef note. Honey, smoked paprika, and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
Palate: Full bodied. Tart red apple, caramel, and candied ginger, with almond biscotti biscuit. Peach candies and mandarin segments. Watermelon and a whiff of mint.
Finish: Medium, on apple pie with burnt crust.
Comment: Showed some real oomph, with big flavours.
Nose: Apple skin, cream cracker, and a little coconut cream. Lemon zest and a hint of cracked coriander seed. Caramelised almond, acacia honey, and freshly sawn wood, like pine.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. A tiny hint of sweet peat comes first, with roasted peach and a touch of crispy pork fat. Then seedless raspberry jam, baked apricot, and a little lemon thyme. Coconut-milk latte and wholewheat pancake.
Finish: Long. A little stem-ginger warmth, with black tea and sliced lemon.
Comment: Nicely put together.
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