Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.
16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Whiff of damp hay and wheat chaff. Lightly charred oak and a little earthy,\rwith some sweet malt.
Palate: Slow to start with a numb, slightly pent-up feel. Woodsmoke is present,\rfruit-soaked cheesecake base, tobacco, strawberry jam.
Finish: Spices galore.
Comment: Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.
Nose: Creamy with toffee and vanilla, gooseberries and ripe green melon.
Palate: After the pussycat nose this growls a bit, with sharp apple and some fierce\rmustiness, like someone's stirred up a muddy pool.
Finish: Medium and complex.
Comment: I'm bemused and confused by this. It's like listening to the Red Hot Chili\rPeppers. Too much going on to really be enjoyable.
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