Nose: Seductive and purely gorgeous. One of my top 3 sherry
matured/finished malts for this year. Very alluring - or perhaps teasing
with Ribena, Seville oranges, rich dark Christmas cake, grated coconut
mixed with chopped cherry surrounded by dark chocolate, and rich runny
honey. Then, hints of blueberry yogurt or is it boysenberry vanilla ice
cream - both perhaps? Aromas continue to flourish with Pedro Ximenez
sherry, cherry brandy with cola, and kirsch soaked raisins. Caramelized
sugar is in plenty with vanilla confectionary, red toffee, and
suggestions of apricots, sweet BBQ sauce, and nutmeg - definitely spurts
of eggnog. A no-age with such complexity - I'm loving it!
Silky and elegant. Blood orange slices glazed with spiced honey. Cherry
brandy, kirsch, spicy fruit mince pies, Dr.Pepper soft drink, ginger
bread, cinnamon strawberry jam and coconut in bitter chocolate. Just
like the nose there is an abundant profile on the palate: liqueur soaked
raisins, raspberry cordial, maple syrup, red jelly beans, red toffee,
and Pedro Ximenez sherry.
Finish: Relatively long on honey glazed blood orange peel, bitter chocolate and spiced cherry.