The nose is not inviting but the palate delivers interesting flavours.
Manzanilla Sherry Wood 16 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Earthy,damp moss. Like walking in a wood on a wet day. Developing on a slightly rancid cheesy note. Cereals and dry hay with a drop of water.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. Fudge and ginger. Water gives it a velvety feel\rbut strangely enough,it brings in a slight bitterness.
Finish: Quite lingering,soothing on fudge and liquorice.
Comment: The nose is not inviting but the palate delivers interesting flavours.
Nose: Malty/mashy notes. Draff steaming in the cold air. Barley sugar with a hint of pear,stewed apple and light almond. Fragrant,with some burnt wood.
Palate: Acidic,mouth watering start then a creamy mid-palate. Rounded and apple like mid-palate. The acidity returns towards the finish. Very clean.
Comment: Well controlled. Wood just coming into play and despite the sulphur it's a pleasing light,sweet spirit.
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