Quite drinkable and drinkable malt. I think nose is great.
Solid mediocrity for me.
But doesn't really pick me up either.
Didn't have that many malts from HP yet, but somehow I have the feeling that the independent bottlers bring out the better HPs.
Fresh, slightly minty start on the nose.
Lemon, lime and some rhubarb cake with vanilla and honey. Always fluctuates slightly between sweet and sour.
In addition, it has a slightly flowery-floral effect with fresh wood. Some fresh hay, chamomile tea and shortbread biscuits. I suspect something, really just more subtle, smoke. With a little time in the glass, it looks a bit perfumed.
Very smoothly ironed malt. Hardly any corners and edges. Just slightly peppery and spicy. Slightly malty and floral. Fruits like pears, lemons and grapefruit alternate with a honey sweetness. Then it becomes slightly bland and a little bitter.
Medium-long finish, also slightly spicy with vanilla and a little pepper.