NV Sandeman 20YO Tawny

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NV Sandeman 20YO Tawny

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Served by the glass at the Don. Burnt butterscotch in colour, a lovely deep amber. Served slightly too warm this produced an attractive nose of pistachio paste and heather honey - a nice combination of sweetness and floral elements. Beautiful balance and texture to the entry, rich and smooth delivering sweet caramel and searing concentrated orange acidity. There is a delightful layering of flavour on the palate but the acidity makes it hard to be patient with this wine in the mouth. A huge, honey-based aftertaste and finish with a lingering bitter rosehip right at the end mixed in with the butterscotch. 89/100. Drunk 10-Nov-15. Decanting time N/K. Served at the Sandeman 225 anniversary celebration.
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