Almost as if it is still coming together.
J&A Mitchell & Company
Rum Wood, 16 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Direct with notes of fennel, pine, green leaf and a tickle of smoke. Slight biscuity sweetness with water.
Palate: Delicate with hints of jasmine and elderflower and a tingle of alcohol. Very sweet with a decent feel, but seems strangely fragile.
Finish: Slightly lactic.
Comment: Almost as if it is still coming together.
Nose: Herbal. Aromatic. Fragrant but the alcohol bite masks the aromas at start. Then smooths on rich cream (Jersey clotted cream?) and freshly churned butter. Gooseberry fool.
Palate: Surprisingly sweet. Star anise. A hint of passion fruit. Sherbet dib-dabs.
Finish: Quite short, fading quickly.
Comment: Mellows once the alcohol has evaporated, especially with water. A good summer refresher.
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