« Camp out in the woods amongst fruit and oak trees, huddled in sleeping bags in front of the dying fire, telling ghost stories, as someone approaches unseen from the shadows, crushing leaves and herbs. »
Colour : Rich mahogany
Nose : Balsam, marjoram, sage, thyme, morel mushrooms, moss, acorns, rhododendrons, wood smoke, autumn leaves, grass, mirabelle plums, peach cobbler, apples, tangerines, milk chocolate truffles and vinyl.
Palate : Very soft mouthfeel with lashings of flavour, including oak, tangerines, raspberries, peach cobbler, spiced plum tart, balsam, beeswax, chai tea, sage, lemon thyme, chocolate mint bombe, and tahini.
Finish : A tangerine topped cheesecake with a base washed down with chai tea.
Nose with water : Cashew butter, milk chocolate truffles, rubber mats, vinyl, custard doughnuts, strawberry and Champagne jam, banana jam, banana liqueur, sage jelly, peach cobbler and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream.
Palate with water : Honey on hot buttered brioche, dry spices, tarte tatin with Chantilly cream, pineapple turnover cake, balsamic vinegar, plus cherries, tangerines, mangoes and pineapple in an oak fruit bowl, and spices popping in a copper pan.
Finish with water : Clove balls, aniseed twists with a hint of tannins. Conclusion : If a greengrocer's could be distilled in a glass, it would be this fantastic Cognac. The taste of nature.