Easy-drinking with lots of fruit – an everyday sipper.
12 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: White grape and elderflower cordial. Calendula and jasmine. Honeydew melon and peach. Ripe banana and flapjack.
Palate: Medium. Candied orange, lemon icing, sultanas, and golden syrup. Blossom honey, granola, dried apple, and cashew. Apple crumble with lots of brown sugar.
Finish: Medium, on applesauce.
Comment: Easy-drinking with lots of fruit – an everyday sipper.
Nose: Lemon and lime soda, which becomes lemon and lime cheesecake. Chewy sour apple-flavoured candy. Subtle pencil eraser. Cornish wafer cracker. Later, gentle florals and clotted-cream ice cream.
Palate: Medium. Iced gems, a little clotted cream, and tinned pear at first. Then rye bread, a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and hints of oyster mushroom and soy sauce. Finally, blackcurrant jam.
Finish: Long. Dark chocolate with lime and sea salt before woody tannins assert themselves.
Comment: Vibrant and nicely balanced.
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