This shapely half bottle of well-priced, fortified, intense deliciousness comes beautifully presented in a wooden box. Not that the box adds to the pleasure of drinking the deeply burnished golden liquid but it would make it a lovely present. The producer suggests it will last at least a couple of months once opened but I really can’t see it hanging round that long. Not in my house.
It would be very easy to sip this on its own, at just about any time of day (maybe after 11 am), for contemplation or after a meal, or it would go well with most tangy hard cheeses (it was fantastic with parmesan), or a good book. It’s really too intense for any sort of aperitif.