I received this as a gift some time ago and have been waiting for the right opportunity to open it. Such an occasion occurred when friends J&J came over for dinner. A rather fine mackerel pate, followed by a sea food paella was nicely finished off with french style home made tarts (purchased from Clarks in Bruntsfield).
Sweet pastry, sweet apple and a coating of syrup was crying out to be accompanied by the Sauternes.
It's clear and sharp, a deep golden colour with tears that cling to the sides of the glass.
On the nose, a clean pronounced aroma, fully developed of cinnamon, honey, lychee, apricots and raisins.
It has a luscious feel and the palate fills with honey, nutmeg and stewed apricots.
"It's like drinking apricot juice but boozy with honey" commented J1
A delightful match and delightful end to the meal.