nice, really nice. For me, a wonderful Sherry Springbank, which wonderfully underpins the beauty of the character of this distillery. Moderate Sherry influence and the Springbank-dirtiness harmonize perfectly here, it reminds of bottlings from clearly older vintages, a real old school paints, which one should have tasted. Thanks to @galli for the great bottle division. 93 points
At first sweet-fruity in the nose, then shows very clearly the Springbank'sche dirtiness with earthy, mineral and slightly smoky notes. Freshly pressed oranges and red berries reflect the Oloro barrel beautifully. Spicy-sweet hints of almonds, marzipan, hay and bread dough come to the fore especially after a bit of water. Overall, here is a slight addition of water good and useful, the minimal stinging alcohol in the nose is completely lost.
Powerful complex start and super changeable aromas. Again mineral, light iodine. Astringent, almost like dry red wine, but much sweeter - maybe mulled wine, because the orange notes and spice from the smell are also reflected in the taste. The smoke is more of an addition, almost playfully caresses the other impressions without wanting to dominate. Slight bitterness towards the end. Magical, especially with some water.
long finish, slightly dry, slightly bitter, more spicy-sweet and slightly peppery