The wood has a fair say in things, the Sauternes playing a subtle role in it all.
Speyside 1989, Sauternes Wood Finish
No age statement
Nose: Sweet and malty: hay, fruit salad, ripe pear, pineapple, quince, lemon, barley sugar, candy floss. Gets drier, and woodier, with time.
Palate: Silky and soft with fair balance. The sweetness goes quickly, leaving crisp malt and light spices.
Finish: Bitter orange nut.
Comment: The wood has a fair say in things, the Sauternes playing a subtle role in it all.
Nose: Coconut ice.
Palate: Sherbet. Lemonade. Becoming. Honeyish.
Finish: Rose's lime marmalade, on well-done buttered toast.
Comment: Which Sauternes? The flavours of childhood, rather than sophistication.
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