Hard to decide between them.
The 1967 was more about raw horsepower and its palate is downright unbeatable.
Here the nose is a bit richer.
In both cases, killings. Monsters of complexity. I don't see what can be done much better in sherry.
09/09/2021: Always a killer. The additional aeration may have melted the aromas a little more. There is also a very nice exoticism which is revealed, with passion fruit and mango. On the nose, but also in the mouth and especially in retro-olfaction.
Tasted after 1969 # 8183 and 1972 # 7290, we are really a step above in terms of balance, complexity, personality.
What wealth. We have 3% more alcohol than the 1967 here and yet it seems sweeter.
Superb waxed noble wood. Candle.
Dried fruits and red fruits. Pecans, blackcurrants, plums, cherries, toasted almonds, figs, prunes.
But also a little citrus, lemon, orange. Cristalized sugar.
Very greasy quality leather. Undergrowth, rain.
Medicinal, camphor, eucalyptus.
Walnut oil, sesame. Anise.
Very light oil lamp, dust.
After aeration we have cold tobacco and a light peat.
Just like the 1967, the complexity is absolutely monstrous. You are overwhelmed by so many aromas and peeling them is almost mentally exhausting.
With water: even more medicinal.
In the mouth it is also an explosion of flavor.
Oily leather, wax, precious wood, cedar, dust, underwood, licorice. What a mixture of aroma!
Figs, dates, currants, nuts, caramel, toffee.
Blackberry jam, plum, blackcurrant.
Always a little medicinal, eucalyptus, camphor. Pepper.
Barbecue, grilled meat, cannon powder, light peat.
With water: plum, hardwood, wax, dust, cinnamon.
Long finish on the undergrowth, rain, hummus, tobacco, cigar, cinnamon and cocoa. A delight. Endless.
Light peat and smoke remaining.