The nose is as dour as the palate is vibrant and full of life. Very strange.
Eight of Hearts 1991
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Oaky. Damp cider cellar. Moss,wet walnut. Coffee must. Wood is overwhelming. Shines a little with water. Orange curd.
Palate: Crisp,much brighter than the nose. There's life here. Cooked plums. A rich spicy character which teases the tongue without burning.
Comment: The nose is as dour as the palate is vibrant and full of life. Very strange.
Nose: Concentrated with big,masculine, musky notes. Darjeeling tea,resin and perfumed wood. In time a heathery smokiness,burning tarry wood,hint of tamarind and a little firework.
Palate: Big,drying and smoky. Sesame oil. The sulphury note comes through with\rwater,so I'd go for it neat.
Finish: Long and spicy.
Comment: An intense flavour package.
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