T: Peppery, zingy and uncompromisingly malt driven, sweet>sour, honeyed with fearless energy - yet its not brutal in any way. Serge: ‘cactus fruit’ - how brilliant is that guy?
F: A little sherried sulphur along with the straight ahead creamish, chalk-ish, sour-sweet tannic malt. Even Nick liked the tannins, and i quote: ‘Damn, that's tannin I like’. Some of the nicest tannin I've had’
C: Big thumbs up for Mannochmore, always seems to make me smile.
T: Tall, thick river reeds smeared in ripe bananas with some rubbery liquorice
F: First, darkish chocolate [60% cocoa] with a dry waxiness moving to vanilla ice-cream [the scrapping left in the bowl]. Banana leaves linger.
C: A fearless ’who wants it’ dram thats quite lovable if you’re game. I’m going to miss this bottle.
Scores a B