Quite a stunner. One to keep in the cabinet until the weather turns a little colder, but great stuff.
1989 Cask #5476, 28 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Rich and earthy, right back in to winter and warm fires and hot chocolate. Tweed bolts and woollen jumpers. Chocolate dates and mince pie mix – heavy on the sherry. Toasted hazelnuts and walnuts.
Palate: Plump sultanas, dark chocolate and chilli with mince pie mix. Rich, dark fruits. Mulled wine edge – big red wine and cinnamon spice.
Finish: Ricotta cheese and fresh plums, there is a very gentle hint of smoke at the end.
Comment: Quite a stunner. One to keep in the cabinet until the weather turns a little colder, but great stuff.
Nose: Boom, really in your face – it's up-front and quite impressive. Rich, sherry notes, deep ripe fruits and hints of spice. Can't wait to get stuck into this one!
Palate: Sweet, warming notes, raisins, red berries and currants. Citrus peels. There's a savoury warmth in loitering in the wings too. Toasted nuts. How much sweetness can you handle? Oak spice comes through right at the end and grips.
Finish: Oak before the fruitness is dialled down and lingers.
Comment: A touch too sweet for me, but a treat all the same.
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