Given the 1984 Linkwood (95 points) and the 1989 Glenfarclas (95 points), this malt joins my personal top 3 of 2018. I get 94 points for the first tasting - and I see him in front of the other two at the moment. Maybe there is more time for the tasting even more :)
Intensive! Sherry, heather, eucalyptus, aromatic oak, herbs ... gradually overripe apricots, oranges and figs are added. A touch of croquant and honey slowly mixes with. In the background is the subtle Highland Park-typical smoke that harmoniously blends in with an old leather armchair and an old cigar box hand in hand. The alcohol is very well integrated with 52% and carries the aromas wonderfully. A fantastic nosing!
Powerful HP is on the tongue. A true taste explosion! Sherry! Sweet! Oranges, heather, honey, spices, oak, coffee, dark cocoa, wooden box, a touch of tobacco and ubiquitous, the fine typical Highland Park is typical smoke
Very long-lasting and warming. Heather, tender smoke, sweetness, oranges, dark chocolate. Wonderful! Salivation is stimulated. The sweet flavors stick to the tip of the tongue, while in the back of the mouth a delicate bitterness and acridness slowly spread. Everything harmonizes wonderfully with each other until the mouth becomes slowly drier and leaves an indescribable "perfect" feeling behind.