Colorado Port Cask Finish
Rob Allanson 8.4
Nose: Banana, those little foam banana sweets, then grilled peaches. Moves to the savory with a honey glazed ham, dark rye bread spice pep then ends with candle wax.
Palate: Sweet, spicy and fruity, waxy mango, pineapple and chilli. Honeycomb sweetness floods through.
Finish: Long, waxy and spicy. Warms the soul and is very morish.
Comments: Impressive stuff, with some great integration between the nose and the palate.
Sam Coyne 8.1
Nose: Red fruits and vanilla creams. Grassy, with fresh coriander. Caramel drifts in wafts. A sugary popcorn and fresh rye note comes forward.
Palate: Very sweet and smooth. The rye takes hold, with a lasting peppery spice. Dried cranberries.
Finish: Long and the rye continues. It’s pretty drying as oak and tannins take their turn.
Comments: Balanced between sweet and savory. Especially easy drinking, yet has its own developed character.