A great ‘dirty’ nose dipped into the (oloroso) sherry. Tobermory is still very alive after an intens maturation on a butt and an agressive finish on a small octave. A very lively nose giving the earthy side of tobermory with lots of fresh red fruits, raisins and spices. Water releases creaminess and oak influences, but it also presses the earthiness to the background.
Rounded, creamy, sweet and a wee sour. On the palate it is all about sherry. Loads of red fruit dominate here and I don’t recognize a lot of Tobermory on the palate. There is a peppery nite at the end.
Finish is long due to the high level of sherry influences. Luckily there is a little more Tobermory in the finish again. There are hints of dirt/mud and walnuts.
It’s a pleasant not to complex sipper. Nose and finish keep the balance just on the right side of what else would have been called a GlenSherry in my book (As long as you don’t add water).