Overeem Port Cask Matured #26, 43%

Price: $235 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

A soft wadding of port gently prods the senses, producing a nose like a tincture from the hedgerows: redcurrant, raspberry, hawthorn, elderberry, and fresh, grassy notes with an accompaniment of waxed thornproof jackets, star anise, cardamom, and muted cloves. After maturation in 100-liter French oak quarter casks, the mouthfeel is thinner than expected. It's like sinking your teeth into a slice of watermelon. There's raspberry, Kola Kubes, and a touch of bitterness before a sticky finish.£140