Well put together, the finish not too obtrusive.
Aged 10 Years, Madeira Finish
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Firm and malty yet with a scented exotic fragrance: orchid/flight frangipan. Wood.
Palate: Soft and seemingly simple start then things pick up. A juicy mouthwatering quality reminiscent of mango. Balanced. Some chocolate.
Finish: Fruit juice.
Comment: Well put together, the finish not too obtrusive.
Nose: A vibrant initial nose with forest fruits, strawberries and orange frozen yoghurt. Vanilla and nuts, like nut sprinkles on ice cream.
Palate: Rich and creamy with caramel sweetness on the tongue with lots of dried fruit (papaya, raisins, apricots, pineapple). Strawberry jam.
Finish: More jammy sweetness.
Comment: I've nothing against finishes, especially when they work as well as this one!
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