We married two complementary barrels for this release, both enhanced by a finish for 36 months in first fill Pedro Ximenez. One was lighter and sweeter in character, the other was spicier and nuttier: the result is very balanced, winey but smooth in style, and pleasantly easy to drink. At the nose we have a slightly farmy note, then it becomes winey, with hints of vermouth and orange rind. In spite of the marked Pedro Ximenez influence, it remains rather agile: fruity but also mineral, honeyed but at the same time delicately spicy. There’s an overall impression of fruit salad and orange liqueur, but always with light footed approach. The peppery and hot character, and the tannins, start to become more noticeable towards the end, which is quite stimulating: with water, it becomes a very interesting aperitif malt.