27 Years Old Vintage 1980
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A sherry cask, for sure. Dark wood. Humus in a wet underwood. Sultanas, dried dates. Liquorice. All concentrated aromas.
Palate: Just the same. With assertive wood prevailing. Quite refined though.
Finish: Oaky with a burnt wood note. Nutty aftertaste.
Nose: Sherry central. Bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, treacle, liquorice, tinned prunes in syrup. A leathery/shoe polish note suggestive of age. Smoke emerges but in a savoury way.
Palate: The nose shouts: 'here be tannins'
Finish: Tarry and nutty malt.
Comment: An acquired taste. Some will like it, but it's too woody and nothing on the 1974 bottling by la Maison du Whisky.
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