Of the two Cradle Mountains I have tasted, this is the better.
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sweet with a dry undertow and some depth. Fruity, with orange concentrate, lemon icing/cupcakes and some dry maltiness. In time, a real creaminess.
Palate: Good weight, though slightly slick on the palate. Plenty of fruit balanced by a crisp nuttiness and a strange roasted quality: highly roasted coffee bean/bourbon biscuit.
Finish: Soft and long.
Comment: Of the two Cradle Mountains I have tasted, this is the better.
Nose: Slightly dry. Faint suggestion of peat. Perhaps it's just a grassy note.
Palate: Concentrated sweetness. Fruity. Lemony.
Finish: Spicy. Warming.
Comment: Plenty of flavours, but they need to be better combined and rounded.
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