N: Old style nose that readily creates aah noises and as is 'rounded as rounded can be’. Both bourbon & sherry casks meld into one another like a homemade, slow cooked casserole. Plenty of levels of the alcohol family tree present with sherry, Cognac and a little armagnac showing. The grain element is clear, clean and supportive and there’s a touch of peat.
T: More roundedness as was expected. It’s more vibrant with water. It’s a touch too grain-rich and a little young but I’m nit picking. As a whole it works tremendously well with plenty of movement and ‘push-me, pull-me’ traits within the development. Hold in the mouth for a mouth-watering releases of sherry fruits, bourbon oak and wine gums. Really utilises all its assets to create a greater sum of its parts.
F: Not a great deal, but then again,.... soft, fresh-vanilla sour. Neat finish actually.
C: Get involved! Sometimes to be found reasonably at auction [July '16].
Scores a B