Colour: full gold. Nose: Lovely
old leather, walnut wine, earth, ‘a city just after the first rain’,
many herbal teas, fresh asparagus, old wine cellar, saltpetre, touches
of camphor, moss, mushrooms… Mouth: Burnt walnut cake, a
little marmalade, touches of bitter caramel, cedar wood, black tobacco,
some kind of dry balsamic vinegar (only cheap industrial ones are sweet
anyway), only hints of bitter oranges… Finish: a little short, and a
little oaky/drying. Eating tobacco.