Note: reviewed side-by-side with the SMWS 35.140
Color: 0.5 (yellow gold)Legs: legs not as impressive as last night’s Bowmore
Nose: incredibly floral (think orchid garden in spring), green apples, tropical pineapple, caramel honey, spirityPalate: honeyed apples, white grapes, lemon cough drops, tangerines, crushed white flowers, green grassFinish: medium, honey honey honey, a bit of pepper, faint apples, light caramel, white grape juice Balance: the floral-ness carried throughout the nose-palate-finish as did the honey-apple notes Water: slight alcohol burn goes totally away and there’s an awesome blast of floral honey on the nose (had to sniff a few times cuz it was so good), a sort of pear-apple note appears too, palate seems more focused on grass-pepper-lemon with the floral-honey taking a seat in the back, finish gets a little shorter, +1 to the final score on the improved nose alone but the chameleon like palate is also quite interesting.Comment:This one makes me feel like I’m in a grassy green field in full-on Spring (think April), waiting for a picnic lunch. There’s a slight breeze and the sun is out, and there’s also a huge tree providing some shade. Wow. I’m quite impressed with this one. This one definitely feels a little younger than it is, but still has quite a bit of complexity to it. Lovely! I look forward to this bottle opening up as I work down the fill level! There’s a really good chance I will go grab another bottle … gotta get them while it’s still available!