The colour carried a remarkable hue, the distilled remnants of marmalade and golden syrup. Drawing closer the aromas began to excite the senses, a heady hybrid of fruit and wood. A strong scent of linseed oil recalled memories of polished leather ricocheting off cricket bats in the hot sun of a summers day. Subtly spiced apple chutney and tarte Tatin meandered with pears poached in rum agricole on a sturdy table of polished Limousin veneer. Oak veered towards cedar wood with a soft and mouth-filling sensation that was mature yet embraced a youthful excitement. Green apple and crunchy pear offered a freshness that, when combined with ginger marmalade, honey roast parsnips and sweet tobacco leaf, created a harmonious sense of the divine. Hints of fennel and herbes de Provence whispered in the distance and continued through to a delicious finish of marzipan, walnuts and tingly ginger. Care should be taken with its inclusion to not over-dampen the spirit.