sergeColour: mahogany. Nose: sherry galore this time, with some heavy yet beautiful
notes of raisins, old Armagnac, prunes, milk chocolate and a rather obvious
oakiness (pencil shavings). Gets even more chocolaty after a few minutes. With
water: more pencil shavings but also more dried mushrooms (boletus), balsamic
vinegar and walnut liqueur. A wonderful nose in my opinion. Even a little
Japanese oyster sauce. Mouth (neat): not as thick as expected, rather fruitful
and lively, with a heavy sherry influence but no ‘fatness’. Tons of
liqueur-filled chocolate, white Port, raspberry liqueur and orange squash. With
water: superb, all on chestnut purée and walnut liqueur, with just touches of
pine resin. Finish: long, more resinous. Cough syrup and cherry liqueur.
Comments: another ultra-clean young Glengoyne, but a heavily sherried one this
time. Marvellous dram despite these notes of pencil shavings (no, I had no
problems at school).