Color: pale gold
Nose: Immediately after pouring, a dull, full, dense and deep nose appears with diffuse earthy tones. With deep inhalation, a fresh lemon emerges. The powerful, warm Gesamtaromenkanon reminds me something of the cowshed note of many Bruichladdichs. After a few minutes of hiding, the Dunaverty opens with very strong minerality, with chalk. Behind it a bit of honeydew melon, more yellow fruits with mirabelles in the core and in addition to what physalis should smell like the taste;)
The light Springbank smoke peels out slowly and then towers over the yellow fruit basket, which gets a fragrance base of some wood.
The nose is sweeter, some cotton candy is added - take over after a good 10 minutes in the glass again the heavier tones and finally the waxiness of old, long bottle-stored bottlings is clearly shown.
The nose is now bulky and full of textbook Springbank with wax, minerality and some smoke in front of me - and that remains even 30 minutes after pouring.
Palate: wonderfully creamy, the Dunaverty fills the mouth. Slightly sweet, he slides through his mouth, without being taken apart at the first sip. The plume of smoke blows over the sweetness. The two and a half decades of storage are shown by wood, which is reflected on the palate.
The second sip comes with vanilla, lots of honey and a light, pleasant acidity of yellow-fruited provenance. At the end, some grapefruit peels out. The interplay of deep honey sweetness and the acid package gives me a great balance. In sum, a rather dry dram, which I like in general as well as here in particular very much.
Finish: The finish is quite short, the alcohol is well integrated and only the smoke and the wood are even longer after swallowing and let the encounter with this dram softly fade away.
Why not scoring?