Dunyvaig 1990-2013, 23 years, 55.1% alc.
Bottler: Silver Seal
Expansion: Sherry Cask
Nose: Spicy, smoky, slightly sweet and with an emphasis on the sherry barrel. Plums, orange marmalade on lightly toasted toast. Next to it a small campfire with driftwood, salt and stale black tea.
Palate: Intense and full-bodied, here comes the sherry barrel full to wear. Sultanas, orange rings, pipe tobacco and milk chocolate, plus various grilled meats (meat and fish). Then very dry oak flavors, also a lot of cinnamon.
Finish: Long, rears up like a wave and then hits full with sugared redcurrants, peat smoke and cinnamon. Behind it oak wood, which lasts for an eternity.
Conclusion: really ingenious - Silver Seal in top form. The distillery is not called, I type either Lagavulin or Bunnahabhain.
90/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 190 €)
I thank Marcus Oelgemöller for sample and photo!
Original article with photo: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-In...Jahre,-55,1-SS/