N: An unadulterated young CS Balblair from the very early 80’s, what a treat! Another intense oily number [much down to the abv], with a sweet dunnage-funk emerging and vanilla showing with time. So fresh it could have been bottled yesterday, being really similar to current ‘distillery-only’, youngish NAS [8-10yo] bottlings.
T: Big hit [abv again], but how the abv preserves! As Ras Mazunga noted: abv=>OBE – some prime examples to be found with many James MacArthur bottlings from the same period. Its a straight oily one, not doing too much but throbbing/zinging all the way through.
F: Cereal/plasticine moving to vanilla dunnage. Some vibrant green tannic oak resides with a bitter-clay-oak edge, slightly salty – still throbbing to the last.
C: Rather full-on even for a Mannochmore fan – never lets up.Scores a B-