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Belle Meade Malmsey Madeira Cask Finish, 45.2%

Price: $75 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

Cinnamon stick, baked apple, raisin, prune, and brown sugar on the nose, along with lime and a hint of rancio. The palate is refined, offering milk chocolate, almond, cherry, baked apple, cinnamon, and ginger. Water brings gentle spice, and the madeira note. The finish is gentle and flavorful, with notes of chocolate fudge, more cherry, and soft oak. Elegant and rich, with the madeira cask contributing much finesse and flavor.