sergeColour: gold. Nose: hot, smoky, powerful and a little spirity at first nosing.
Lots of salted caramel, sweet wine and hot butter, getting a little rubbery and
slightly feinty. Whiffs of cold smoke, flintstone. Keeps developing on apple pie
and sweet cider and gets finally quite fruity, with some nice notes of overripe
melons and pears… And oh, also some playful notes of dried herbs, thyme, bay
leaf, sage… Gets more and more complex, even if not extremely bold. Funny: the
smoke might make you think it’s an Islayer at first nosing. Mouth: sweet but
rather hot and powerful attack, with both some mint and liquorice and something
unusually bitter and herbal at the same time (lavender, Swiss herbal candies).
Goes on with some bold notes of dried oranges, marmalade, hot brownies, apricot
liqueur. More and more hot pastries, praline, sugared whipped cream. Marzipan. A
whole pastry shop! The finish is rather long, on almond milk and fudge, maybe
just a tad too tannic and bitter. Water doesn’t really improve it, and makes it
even a little bitterer. Anyway, another excellent Glengoyne, even if not one of
the very, very best ones in my opinion.