Good depth but still light, with a mature-looking, orangey rim. Very vibrant, sweet fruited nose, alive and drawing attention to itself. Very old, elegant fruit on the palate, with a touch of cheese rind. Extraordinary texture: velvety and syrupy at the same time; deep, with high acidity and a very long finish. Biscuity flavours (‘Playbox’ biscuits: if you are English and of a certain age, you’ll remember licking the sugary coat off those). Although past its prime, it is fascinating, like an old man with many stories to tell. You can imagine the wartime conditions through which this wine has aged, enduring much and remaining strong, until now as it begins to lose its way.
Bartholomew Broadbent Score: 19/20
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace||Duty Paid||£1,577.00|
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace||£1,577.00|