That whisky definitely needs water to cut the edges but it brings out bitterness. The balance is missing.
4 Years Old, Solist Vinho 2008
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Prickly with a slight vinegary note. Joiner's workshop. Sawdust, green wood. A distant floral note.
Palate: Sweet at start but the alcohol bites and numbs the tongue. Some spices and again green oak.
Finish: Dry, soothing on sweeter notes.
Comment: That whisky definitely needs water to cut the edges but it brings out bitterness. The balance is missing.
Nose: Vanilla and sugar. A winey edge to it, grape stalks. Fresh cut oak and some\rcitrus notes.
Palate: Starts with citrus sweetness then the alcohol kicks in. Spices on the middle\rof the tongue with that fresh oak.
Finish: Grippy and short.
Comment: The alcohol needs cutting back, but on the whole not unpleasant.
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