Sweet all the way and not much else, but very enjoyable for what it offers.
2009 Rum Finish
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Carrot and caramel fudge cake with dark chocolate pieces. Rum and raisin ice cream, striped candy canes, walnut and sugared almonds. A little tobacco leaf.
Palate: All that toffee sweetness and the tropical fruit puree. A box of Mr Kiplings Fondant Fancies.
Finish: Swift and sweet icing sugar explosion, then it’s gone.
Comment: Sweet all the way and not much else, but very enjoyable for what it offers.
Nose: Rum raisin ice cream, pecan pie and butterscotch, then a hint of incense, honey roasted ham with cloves and soft fudge.
Palate: Spiced ham, Manuka honey, rum raisin fudge, then treacle tart with sea salt caramel as well.
Finish: A huge clove mouth-tingling finish.
Comment: This is quite one dimensional – rum raisin throughout. It’s nice though, but it just lacks nuance.
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