Closure: Natural cork stopper
Product of: United Kingdom
Matured in small oak casks for 20 years, one barrel of Somerset 20 year-old will be bottled annually until 2015 for release each year on Apple Day, October 16th.
Sampled on 24/09/2011
(bottled 11-October-2010 No. 197/223) Clear, deep golden with bright yellow highlights.
Appealing 'jump right in' fruity nose with elegant spiced leathery oak.
Big palate with sweet stewed fruit, dried pineapple, quince, sharp apple fruit with burnt fruit cake crust and vanillins balanced by spicy dry oak, ginger, bitter tea tannins, dry nuts and old leather.
Long, leathery, nutty finish with stewed cherry/berry fruit influencing concentrated cider flavours.Long, leathery, nutty finish with stewed cherry/berry fruit influencing concentrated cider flavours.