In the aroma there are beautiful ripe fruit notes, wine gums and grape must. The aroma is sweet but also has acidic aspects. There are also notes of orange peel and the wood in the form of chocolate and nutty cocoa cream. Everything is underlaid with a vanilla tone.
The taste of the Blair Athol is fruity, again the wine gum is present, but it is not too sweet. There is also a finely tart chocolate in the taste, oak is present, does not become bitter. The taste keeps the balance between fruity must - the grapes also have oranges and a few blackberries - and the spicy notes of chocolate and light vanilla.
The tart chocolate tone with a little walnut remains subtle on the palate. In the very background, the hint of the soapy sulfur tone that I hate can be felt, but I can fade it out well or it disappears by itself.
A very nice Blair Athol with a ripe, fruity Highland character and good wood.