A bit too broad shouldered. Does not seem to mellow with water. Some nice sides though.
1987, Single Malt
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Cheesy,rancid at start. Like entering a dairy after it has been washed. When aerated,opens on a floral note.\rNarcisses maybe. Liquorice.
Palate: Sweet then abruptly fizzy and tangy. Numbing the tongue. But mouthcoating and delivering\rpleasant cooked fruit. Water enhances the spicy feel.
Finish: Warm,fizzy. Leaves the mouth dry.
Comment: A bit too broad shouldered. Does not seem to mellow with water. Some nice sides though.
Nose: Exotic,suggestive of Japan. Resin,sap and sandalwood. Black banana, dry roasted spices/ white pepper/black cardamom and a hit of pomegranate\rmolasses. Complex and multifaceted.
Palate: That mix of brininess,lanolin plus very pure fruits and added exotic spice (nutmeg especially). Then,in the\rmiddle of mouth,a peat bomb adding another layer of flavour.
Comment: Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.
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