Proof, if it were needed, that this is a first-growth distillery.
1972 Vintage Cask
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Hugely complex: perfumed with dried apricot, pear, orange and cinnamon. There's honey, hazelnut, orange blossom water, spices and light smoke.
Palate: Intensely concentrated mid-palate with a mass of honeyed red and black fruits, spice, apple. Superb balance and harmony between all the elements.
Finish: Sweet toffee. Smoke.
Comment: Proof, if it were needed, that this is a first-growth distillery.
Nose: Buttery richness. Butterscotch pudding. Bread and butter pudding. Honey.
Palate: Astonishingly syrupy smooth. Still evoking thoughts of the sweet trolley, but farther south; the honeyed pastries of the Balkans. Then a suggestion of chocolate powder hints at tiramisu.
Finish: Bitter chocolate. Terry's chocolate oranges.
Comment: The ultimate dessert dram. Beautifully composed.
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