whisky indeed. It would probably have blown me completely away at 50%. A bottle
does gobble up 800 EUR from your whisky budget – if you can find a bottle that
The nose is tropical
to say the least. All kinds of fruit from sunny regions, mostly mango and
passion fruit. Quite some orange marmalade, pipe tobacco and the scent of a
mouldy wine cellar with fungus on the walls. After a few moments I also get
some hearty broth. A touch of woodsmoke and some peat in the background. Wonderful!
This nose is brilliant.
Boy, this is silky
soft upon arrival, but quite spicy. Cardamom, cinnamon and black pepper precede
a basket of tropical fruit. Those of the nose are joined by overripe plums and
mildly bitter oranges. A dry touch from chamomile that stood too long. Luckily
the tannins are under control and it is mostly the influence of the sherry
casks that draw your attention.
The finish is actually
fairly short, but with a fresh minty side before the sweet fruit has the final