The nose is more expressive than the palate which does not have the same elegancy and nuance. But still very drinkable.
Ten of Clubs 1990 19 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Intense with a slightbutyric touch. Overripe fruit. Medlars. A fungal and earthy note. Develops on sweeter notes. White chocolate with candied orange.
Palate: Very sweet at start then releasing a firework of spices. Oak shows up but\rnot blatantly.
Finish: Quickly fading. Warm and pleasant.
Comment: The nose is more expressive than the palate which does not have the same elegancy and nuance. But still very drinkable.
Nose: Round and well-covered with some mellow maturity. Fruit cake mix,clean spiciness, integrated wood. Lightly resinous,incense slightly yeasty.
Palate: Generous,with a bitter/sweet interplay. Gentle in the centre then a full-on spice attack mixed with mulberry depth. Raspberry vinegar, lemon zest. Water makes it too bitter.
Finish: Head-shakingly zesty.
Comment: It has balance but needs to be approached with cautious respect.
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