N: Lots of density here from this pleasing old style blend. Sweet, over ripe apples, sherried raisins, prunes, figs, ginger cake, touches of Osmo Polyx Oil, husky & hammy notes and some caramelled vanillas - but this isn’t about clarity and details, its about the resulting consolidation from blending and its a pleasing moorish start. Plenty of sherry casks in the midst thats for sure.
T: Light arrival after such a dense nose [that is the old style for you]. There are clear sherry casks in the midst with tempered, oily sugars mixing with fresher notes and some fine pepperiness. Doesn’t take well to water,
F: Fresh garden mint, liquorice and more ripe apples join the sweeter woody sherry oils. Medium length finish.
C: A pleasing drink to be drunk, one which [occasionally] hits that easy sweet spot - like a Balti curry.
Scores a C