Well this has had a complex upbringing having matured in wine, Madeira, Sherry, Marsala, Kentucky bourbon and Port casks. It's from a very respected brand and it's not cheap at around £115, however it has no age statement and is bottled at 40% abv. Personally I wonder if that's part of the problem, would a slightly higher abv improve it?
- ABV 40% vol
- Price £115
- Nose 12/25 - very strange there really isn't much, there's some alcohol and perhaps oak but it's almost non existent.
- Taste 19/25 - a hint of citrus, some pepper, perhaps honey and a drop of marmalade but very light.
- Finish 18/25 - they think it's all over, well it is now... Gone in a blink of an eye.
- Balance 22/25 - well yes it is, very smooth, calm, relaxed but in all honesty not all that exciting.
- Total 71/100