Rather nice, though I wouldn’t pay the prices these are getting in auction. I would enjoy a bottle of this happily for 150.
Flint, and meatiness that is typical of mortlach. This is why I love mortlach. The meatiness makes you think and brings you to a Christmas afternoon.
With water, globs of sherry come forth. Stewed fruit, pot roast in the cooker (mortlach meatiness), leather, and the flint that was apparent before. Though the flint goes into the background.
Mmm. Mortlach meatiness and that touch of flint. Not in a bad way, but definitely not something that improves the dram. Here is where the sherry shines. Mmm. This isn’t overly complex or a slap in the face of dark sherry.
I wouldn’t say this sticks out in a sherry comparison though.
With water, the flavors span themselves out.
Sweet fruits mixed with a drying composure. There’s a nice mix of stewiness, sherry, and a bit of wax on the tail end. Enjoyable.