1st tasting: First this one may remember a tiny bit of the actual Longrow peated on the nose. There is a slightly indefinite cloud. This can be passed though.
Then you get the impressions of what the Longrow 1987 SV single cask is like - immense quality and real forest flavors.
But what was a little difficult in the beginning in the nose reveals itself tremendously on the palate and the finish! Very voluminous with great richness - full and round with sweetness, spices, herbals and vegetables, lemon and peat-smoke as well as the French brandy impressions you may use to rub your body with when you have muscle soreness. Or maybe as well something which you may use for a full bath.
Looking forward to the nose as the Longrow breathes now.
Tasting with Armin Fuchs.
something heavily smoked, apple- and pear-smoke, 'Islay' impressions, pepper, fresh cut barley, coniferous forest soil, splashes of lemon juice, some rotten and moiling moist wood with a light sweetness to it, some peat, apples, sausage skin, bacon, fleshy and sweet grapes from the distance, hints of scouring powder, memory of aluminium, rough wood in the depth, more citrus and warmth arises after swinging, medicinal components, hints of car service station, there might be a real coniferous forest in it - maybe later more? (or as the bottle is open ...); later: vanilla-caramel, hints of yogurt, French brandy
sweetness, smoke, lawn, apples, medicinal, fine wood with spices, spruce needle extract, rotten wood, clear Longrow 1987, pinecone, pepper, fresh lemon juice flushing through again and again, forest, herbal cocoa powder, some coffee grounds playing in, scouring powder with resin, lemon-caramel, lemon drops, smoked black tea, dark cake, old cardboard and verry long.
citrus, smoke, beautiful tingle, sweetness, wood, old cask, French brandy, forest falvors, freshness from green plants (fresh grass and some parsley), pear, kohlrabi, some pepper, hints of lactic acid, something sweet, licorice