The best representative of the 16-year-old Bowmore CS series, everything is right here. The finish was significantly longer from the second sip. When the port has finally prevailed, he is extremely good to the Bowmore. After a long time back and forth, there's 88 of me.
Notes from an online chat tasting
At first I find the sherry typical as the sherry-matured. Where is the port? Thick, thick and sweet with a lot of hot smoke, let stand for a moment ...
Now everything is better integrated, works harmoniously, but still not like a port. Heavy, dark jam, a bit cassis, candied wild berries, with a medium level of smoke with some sour notes, smoldering fire. From time to time, the alcohol tickles something in the nose, but now comes the port with the red fruit, but late. In addition, now comes a bit biscuitous. I also find homeopathic doses of leather, disinfectants and eucalyptus. Interestingly, he warms up when heated. Nothing new and nothing really stands out.
Oh, he is different. Great strong start with a huge swing strawberry jam. Only after a few seconds, the smoke can fight forward, now comes from behind some oak, but much less, than the other two candidates. A few clearly medical hints, unsweetened espresso and a bit of Zeste complete the whole.
Demand: "zeste" from what?
Hard to say, orange peel?
Have just another mouthful ...
Orange peel, unique.
The second sip had much less strawberries, seemed rather artificially sweet, flavored, now more oak from behind, bitter chocolate again. Beautiful viscous oily with well-integrated alcohol.
Again, relatively short, at least not really long, after the notes brought from the taste are relatively evenly disappeared, remains a floral, slightly soapy, especially ashy reminder on the tongue. He has the violets in the finish.