The alcohol is quite overwhelming. Works best with water. But even so, it lacks a little in structure and richness.
Port Wood Finish 13 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Restrained. Slightly spirity. Biscuity. Dusty cardboard. Orange juice.
Palate: Sweet at first then astringent. Grippy oak. Tangy. Numbing and citrussy. \n
Finish: Dry. The alcohol bite does not give up.
Comment: The alcohol is quite overwhelming. Works best with water. But even so, it lacks a little in structure and richness.
Nose: Soft but chunky Oloroso with hints of black olives, cold tea, prunes, figs and cinder toffee. With time distinct aromas of spiced pipe tobacco and roasted Java coffee.
Palate: Dry and tannic but dark treacle balances. Hints of Java coffee, prune juice, raisin, herbal dried fruit, tobacco and burnt wood follow. The alcohol gives the palate piquancy.
Finish: Good length with lingering cold tea and burnt coffee grains. The combination of alcohol and tannins make it feel a tad austere.
Comment: So, no distillery character but a unique sherried dram.
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