...and it is a really delicious Aberfeldy that has quite a lot to offer to everyone that can spare some minutes.
The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows many small and sticky tears and late slow legs. The nose is quite punchy due to the high abv of 57,2% but once your olfactory cells adopted to this it offers a fresh herbal-sherry profile with a lot of different fruits lurking in the background. After a while more sweet aromas (different sugars and sweet wine) show up. All in a nice balance and quite delicious.
The taste is sherry-sweet with barley sugars and a fine maltiness supplemented by spicy and just a little herbal flavours. It rolls in several waves over the tongue and palate into the long and sweet finish.
The dram arrives on the palate a little hot (remember the abv) and both mouth-coating and mouth-watering. No bitter or astringent moments. During the finish some more (pleasant) wooden notes join in and make it very enjoyable. Some water turn both the nose and taste even punchier but a fair share does help to unlock more aromas in the nose and smoothen the taste. Nevertheless I like best the raw power of the neat dram.