Good, but for me just lacks the extra layer of complexity to lift it to the next level.
1978 30 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Lightly resinous (good age?) with baked fruits and lightly charred lift. A little shy. With water there's maple syrup/toffee apple and a touch of malt.
Palate: Immediately spicy,nutmeg to the fore. A thick caramel quality in the middle then a prick of orange zest. Tongue coating. Slightly fragile feel.
Finish: Soft and nutty.
Comment: Good, but for me just lacks the extra layer of complexity to lift it to the next level.
Nose: Intense,rich. Orange marmalade, candied kumquat. Marzipan. Opening on more fruit,exotic this time. Passion fruit juice. Luscious dessert aromas.
Palate: Silky,gently flowing. Sweet but well balanced, with the same rich and\rluscious sensation. Orange cake.
Finish: Dry,slightly spicy,with a touch of toasted hazelnuts.
Comment: An elegant and well-structured dram. But I would avoid water. Funny how water wakes the oakiness up but also tones down all the rest.
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