I thought I would be finishing off Sample Week with this one, but it turns out I’ve had it before, although it’s a decupboarding, it doesn’t count for Sample Week.
Apparently I wasn’t best pleased with it when I had it before. Too spicy and grassy and with a funny feeling in the esophagus like the heat of alcohol, and I said I couldn’t figure out what the supposed muscatel was supposed to be like. (I know it’s a sort of dessert wine, but I don’t like that sort of stuff so I don’t know what it tastes like)
There’s a strongly wine-y aroma to this cup. The first time I described it as honeyed, and I don’t disagree with myself on that, but it’s definitely wine-y this time. Hot wine, some sort of sweetening agent and something floral-y spicy. Mostly the fruity, tangy wine though. Very grape-y. NOW I get what the muscatel is supposed to be covering here!
The flavour is exactly the same. It’s smoother than the first time I had it, from what I can tell from the first post I wrote, but it’s tangy, wine-y and grape-y and it has retained that alcoholic warmth feeling as well.
I’ll stick to the old rating of this. I don’t really like the alcoholic note, and it feels like drinking warm wine. No thank you.