Gold Label Reserve
Price per bottle: GB£33.00
Availability: Travel Retail
Phoebe Calver – 8.4
Nose: A hint of eggnog spice, grated nutmeg and stroopwafel. There’s runny honey drizzled on rye bread and heathery wildflowers.
Palate: Thick caramel sauce, like banoffee pie, with more of the heathery herbal notes, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey.
Finish: Lingering – the banoffee pie hangs around.
Comments: I could happily sit and sip this all day, it’s smooth and versatile.
Christopher Coates – 7.6
Nose: Pink lady apples stewed with cinnamon and lots of brown sugar. Coffee cake, butterscotch and gingerbread with creamy custard.
Palate: Apple and blueberry flan, with golden syrup and banana bread. Some baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and brown sugar. Some walnut.
Finish: Medium, on baked apple.
Comments: Apple crumble and custard in a glass.