A warm expression of sherry. Quite sensuous if not fiery. Rich and deep.
1980, Vintage Malt
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Warm, rich, deep. Prickly. Damson jam. Blackcurrant. Orange caramel. Freshly brewed coffee. Needs time to release all its richness.
Palate: Velvety, almost syrupy, smooth at start then a spicy burst (fresh grated ginger) which dries up the mouth.
Finish: Dry, spicy, oaky. A sweet malty touch in the back.
Comment: A warm expression of sherry. Quite sensuous if not fiery. Rich and deep.
Nose: Sweet slightly peppery oak, rock candy, cocoa. Has age. Lightly oily with scented wood and plenty of sweet-hearted spirit to balance. Tickle of smoke.
Palate: Meaty, charred wood. Musky and intriguing. Deep sweet black fruits with a touch of liquorice bed it down in the middle of the tongue. Good length.
Finish: Mixing fragrance, light smoke and deep oak.
Comment: Big but balanced. Shows complexity.
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