There have been lots of extremely dark Edradours brought onto the market by Van Wees lately. I love me some Edradour on sherry although I think they are going to enter the 'over-sherried zone' here. On the nose; well, still clearly recognizable as an Edradour. It's a fairly rough and aggressive profile you either love or hate. Even I am not in the mood for it every day.. Blueberry, cherry, ripe banana, raisin and orange zest. After the fruit a big wave of sweetness with very sweet sherry, strawberry bubblegum, chocolate biscuit, caramel fudge, wine gum and honey. Then roast hazelnut, pepper, raw beef and its blood, sour milk, new oak, mint and a little rum-like note too. It's a young gun and it behaves exactly like that. Out of balance and 'quick' flavours. Tasty though.
In the mouth; dry, sweet and explosive. It has turned very meaty now. Apple sauce, orange liqueur, raisin, and fig. Further on lots of sweetness again with praliné, cotton candy, caramel and chocolate. Vanilla, breakfast cereal, salt, pepper, beef stock and pork chops. You would suspect PX sherry as the culprit, but I'm pretty sure this was an Oloroso cask. Oh, and a not-so-empty one.
The finish is long. Dark chocolate meets salted caramel and some cereal notes.
Does exactly what is expected. A young and fierce sherrybomb that leaves no room for finesse. It delivers some likeable flavours but it doesn't take you on a journey. A lack of depth indeed. I only drink these from time to time as they tire the palate very quick. All these 90+ ratings baffle me as a result.
Based on a sample.