« The thwack of a well-oiled cricket bat on a hot summer's day, bees droning as the ball lands at the feet of maple and plum trees, coated in sap and crushed fruit »
Colour : Mahogany
Nose : Rubber, funk and exotic fruit salad with banana, mango, pineapple, orange and Mirabelle plums drizzled with maple and tamarind syrup, plus the woody scents of tree sap, horse chestnuts, acorns and a pile of sports sticks and bats – lacrosse, hockey and cricket coated in linseed oil and crushed grass.
Palate : Afternoon tea at a cricket match with strong black tea, strawberry and raspberry jam and clotted cream on spiced scones, linseed-oil coated cricket bats, wickets and chalk, petrol lawnmower, plus maple syrup, tree sap and a hint of coal smoke.
Finish : Blackberry jam, plus moist ginger cake dunked in strong black tea.
Nose with water : Scotch pancakes with strawberry jam and maple syrup, short rib in barbecue sauce, banana fritters, plum tart, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, a copper pot of ratatouille, and burnt wood in an ashy fireplace.
Palate with water : Crêpes topped with banana and maple syrup, whipped cream and chocolate flakes, brioche covered with honey, strawberry doughnuts, rich Turkish coffee and mint hot chocolate.
Finish with water : Chai tea and ginger snaps oozing with Chantilly cream.