A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.
16 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Clean with a lightly scented quality,a touch of vanilla pod and spiced apple juice. Freshly baked cakes,polished oak and flaked almonds. Moves into medlar,green banana and some oak.
Palate: Strangely anonymous to start though there's a sweet and mellow juiciness in the centre. Clean and buttery,but a lack of grip and mid-palate weight. Water kills it.
Finish: Cream with a hit of bitterness.
Comment: A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.
Nose: Perfumy.Floral and nutty. Tangerine. Fruit toffee. Hint of popcorn. Changes constantly. Enticing. Oak is well integrated. With a dash of water, releases fresh mint.
Palate: Smooth at first. With a good spicy dryness carrying along. Toffee again.
Finish: Dry, spicy but not hot. Lingers nicely. Brazil nuts.
Comment: A well balanced and characterful dram. The nose is really charming,the palate just a little restrained and stiff but give it time.
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