The nose is not quite as sherried as I would have expected. This is actually quite fresh and sweet. Mostly gooseberries, but also pineapple cubes. Honey and a bit of caramel. The second layeroffers some roasted nuts and almond shavings. No need for any water here.
It is fairly soft and oily on the palate. Again, fresh. I get an images of lightly colored berries in my minds eye, instead of the expected dark fruit.
The finish is medium long with liquorice on the deathbed.
Producer`s Notes Apperance: Very old polished mahogany heart with a yellow brown edge. Nose: Fine, aged-Sherry qualities partnering a dark fruit base, which is well paired with a coffee mocha charm. Elegant with a fine balance. Palate: Poached pears and prunes structured around a central foundation of Sherry and bitter chocolate shavings.
faint nose compared to other batch 5 Glendronach casks. Sherry, but somewhat thin, prunes/dried plums, oak bark, 3 berry marmalade (strawberry, blueberry, blackberry), heather, slightly grassy, spicy, vanilla pods, mochi, leather and a touch of distant smoke ? (88)
lots of spices at once, lots of chocolate too, nice somewhat dark malt notes as well (Bayrisch Blockmalz), tobacco, (91) Later: less spicy, turning sweeter, honey, also quite a few tea notes (green & red/roiboos) (88)
slightly burnt vanilla cookies, everything seems to dissapear for a second, then quite a fresh feel and notes of fruit tea, malt (Bayrisch Blockmalz again), wood, black tea, a touch metallic, dried apples & maybe mangoes coming up. (88) Later: nice & sweet, but a bit one dimensional now, but very pleasant honey, vanilla, licorice, pastry notes with a very nice warmth to it. At the very end again some faint dried fruits, kiwis & mangoes now ?, also with a drop of milk & white chocolate on top. A bit more pronounced & longer than before (89)
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