Official Tasting notes:
NOSE: The distinctive mint-eucalyptus note of an Australian Muscat jumps out right away, filling the nose with vanilla, musk, black jelly beans, burnt toffee, chocolate and caramel slice – like an old-fashioned country sweets shop on a warm day.
PALATE: Starting with a big wave of candied ginger and Anzac biscuits, the palate soon clams to lovely roundness of figs in syrup, dark honey, gentle menthol and orange liqueur. A nutty cigar flavour with a hint of soft smoke and a bushy flower note, like banksia.
FINISH: A bust of apricot and coconut slice gets the finish started, followed by a wave of golden raisins and burnt toffee. The earthier notes start to come through next, harmonising perfectly with clove, coffee, herbal tea, dried fig and vanilla beans. Notes of rosewater and mint chocolate round out the finish with the incredible length that only very old fortified wine casks can offer.