15 yo 1990/2006 (59.5%, Blackadder
Raw Cask, Hogshead #1522, 294 bottles)
Colour; straw. Nose: less talkative
and a little less ‘evident’.
Grassier, with also nice notes of
marzipan. Lemony for sure, but less
so than the ones we just had. With
water: gets very grassy and also a
little soapy, even after quite a long
time (no simple ‘saponification’
that quickly vanishes after reduction).
Mouth (neat): a bit harsh, overpowering,
more acid than lemony I’d say.
Spirity and very ‘green’.
With water: gets better this time,
even good. Creamier, rounder, with
a better ‘lemony definition’.
Finish: rather long but slightly caramelly
this time, and also slightly bitterish.
Not bad at all but there are better
Rosebanks I think (and much better
old Glen Grants at Blackadder’s
these days... Yummie!) SGP:451
– 78 points.