Bacalhôa, Superior, Moscatel de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal, 2002
Platinum - Best in Show: Best Sweet Fortified
100% Moscatel de Setùbal
Aromas of crème brûlée and dates. Incredibly smooth, with layer upon layer of flavours ranging through Christmas pudding, fig, ripe papaya and white raisins, the length and depth of the polished palate as extraordinary as is that of the aftertaste. Expansive -- indeed never-ending -- on the spicy peach finish with refreshing acidity lifting the rich sweetness.