LMDW tasting note:
We continue our discovery of Glendronach Bourbon Barrel with this fifth barrel bottled at the end of 2012. From a series of 7 barrels selected in July 2010, Glendronach 2002 Bourbon Barrel has continued to grow in maturity and creaminess. Barely 8 years old in 2010, Glendronach is now in its tenth year and is abandoning its juvenile notes to reveal more round aromas of ripe fruit, caramel and beeswax.
Color: lemon yellow with green hues. Nose: rich, deep. A particularly fine licorice coats notes of ripe fruit (apple, pear), freshly cut grass and white flowers (lilac, lily of the valley) .It gains even more wealth and evolves on caramel, candied citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and nuts, salt is then deposited on spices (coriander, nutmeg). Palate: lively, sharp. At first, she takes over the fruity torch (citrus fruits, fresh fruits) and spicy nose. It should be noted that the spices have become stronger (pepper, camphor). It becomes progressively oily (green olive) and herbaceous (cut hay). It is punctuated with figs and fresh dates, coriander and aromatic plants (chives, chervil). Final: long, tense. It is rounded on citrus pulp and beeswax. Full of harmony, it reveals a freshly malted barley, the figs and dates are dehydrated, their sugars line the palate.The retro-olfaction is herbaceous (moss) and floral (lily) .The empty glass is spicy and fruity.