I have taken the middle ground with this one on the one hand it is weak and a little unexciting but the balance is there certainly.
One thing is for sure this is one to leave for collectors from a drinking perspective I have had better experiences with a blend, the lack of power cripples this one, unlike some old G&M Connoisseurs Choice bottles that are fine at 40%
As a tasting experience it is a £75 bottle, why it is deemed worthy of such high values at auction is utterly beyond me.
Well it is certainly fruity, mainly on grapefruit segments with a hints of lemon & lime.
There is some peat and a little brine but overall the nose lacks complexity.
It is still decent, no off notes to speak of just a little less than I was hoping for
Quite a creamy mouthfeel at first, with a nice restrained peat in the mix, the fruit is mixing nicely with the sherry, but the palate also feels a little flat at first but there is good balance on show.
The problem with this one is that is lacks power and you cannot help feeling that another 5-6% abv would have elevated this considerably.
Not short but someway off a good acceptable length with the sweetness from the fruit remaining until the end