1495) Ben Nevis, 1997/2019, 22YO, #91, The Single Malts Of Scotland, Elixir Distillers
N- Masculine sherry influence took shape with arrays of spicy ginger extract, demerara, warm oatmeal and grounded coffee spent, with chocolate underlay and blossoming lavender, though the later bordering from being soapy, but well dissolve into nutshells with authentic dried fruits nipping thru the smog of spicy floral nuance. Feel the breeziness on weight and appeared effortless despite the pushy aroma. Opened up greatly with intensified olorosso, spicy oil and chopped shallot/garlic mix. (90/22)
P- Big and wild sherry run riot on a skim milk texture, shiny sweet with waxy mouth coat. No sign of the soapiness which were great, but with wee loud on the oak. (87/21)
F- Medium long, sherry, coffee, dates with mouthful of bitter brown candy. Dry and chewy with gentle but lasting cooling sensation. (89/22)
Weighted Rate- 87pt. With both #1531 and this #91 at the same score, while the 20YO shows more refinement with a total 352pt, I am leaning toward this 22YO that has shows more sophistication with a total of 354pt.