The colour (bleak bronze) puts you off.\rThe nose is restrained and not inviting. And the palate .Well, has obviously overcome its peak.
1977 Rare Old Blended
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Restrained. Wood keeps the leadership but there is not much to lead! A sherry hint maybe.
Palate: Very sweet and flat. Like dismantled. Wood plays the boss again without convincing.
Finish: Woody and thin.
Comment: The colour (bleak bronze) puts you off.\rThe nose is restrained and not inviting. And the palate .Well, has obviously overcome its peak.
Nose: Now things are getting seriously weird. This is green! Shows good age with lightly charred wood,some\rearthiness,wet moss. Needs a drop of water to bring out a little smoke.
Palate: Sweet start and then an explosion in the middle of the mouth,all blackberries,black banana and a little\rcoal-like smokiness. Mouth-filling. Water pulls it together.
Comment: Great balance and a real surprise in the mouth...and it's green.
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