And this is another great dram of the past - most probably it improved further due to the mysterious bottle maturation (it slept 40 years in the bottle, wow!). A perfect old style refill sherry maturation without a single flaw or imbalance that is very quaffable - but certainly not suited for modern style whisky drinkers.
The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an adorable old-style (refill) sherry profile with lots of different fruits, honeys, nuts and spices. All in a perfect balance and without any off-note. After some breathing the sweet aromas vanish somewhat and autumn floral-waxy (beeswax) notes replace them - now it becomes a true old style nose. Guess what, I like it!
The taste is nicely layered on sweet sugars and fruits first with honeys and spices joining later. There are fine waxy and oily impressions too. After some chewing a tasty chocolatey layer pops up that is very delicious (both milk and dark chocolate). Water releases more aromas in the nose (earthy, oily) and turns the taste even smoother - this dram is very quaffable both neat and a little reduced.
The dram arrives charming on the palate with a fine creamy mouthfeel and no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds more chocolates and (bitter) spices/herbs. No distracting astringent or drying moments except for a tiny cardboardy impression just before the very end.