N: Not sure I’ve much more to add than my first impressions [WLP86]. After my positive experience after positive experience with sherry of late [WLP/WLP], this whisky hits the sherried-malty spot very nicely indeed. In the main, it’s raisins/dates/prunes/wax capacitors/crushed nuts/dried bread dipped in that honeyed-oozing [manzanilla] sherry,… wee wee wee, all the way home.
T: A youthful one but without any feinty immaturity [105!]. Being moderately [sherry]-sweet and incredibly well tempered, it’s incredibly easy to drink. Being so sherry-led, it works effortlessly with food too – try olives for starters! Chocolatey, citrusy/gingery, and [flor?]/waxy on the turn,…
F: ,… with a little spice to compliment the continuing manzanilla-driven sweetness. After all that [sherry], there’s the maltiness right at the tail.
C: Looking at my initial notes, I think I sighted this one rather well from the off. It’s one of those malts where the moreishness [= consensus] allows for/forgives any technical ambiguities.
Scores 85 points