This is a very open and accessible nose. Sweet and quite smooth. several fruits like light ‘speyside’ fruits and Red fruits and mild spices. To me it gives Forest fruits, oranges, raisins, Christmas cake, black tea, mild oak, honey and vanillasticks. There is also a grassy freshness going on. Mild pine trees I’d say. It’s rather straight forward but it does have some depth to it. I find this a pleasant sipper on the nose. A dram to just sit back and enjoy without wanting to overanalyze it.
Mild, friendly and accessible. Sweet & fatty. Again I get oranges, vanilla and pine tree is clearly present. After a while it gets a little more tannic which translates into a slight dryness and with a peppery touch. Not to much, still present. The Achilles heel seems to be the strength here. I’d like to taste this one at 46% ABV some time. It would give the body quite a boost and would result in giving it a more intense experience on the palate.
Medium length. In the finish it gives a granular feeling. I get Cocoa, vanilla powder and orange peel. It’s got quite some pleasant quality oak influences. It gives a bit of a dry experience at the end but it’s right on the edge of still being pleasant.
All together this is, as said before, nothing to complicated but good at what it offers. It’s a textbook Glengoyne to just enjoy on a Sunday afternoon.