Taste: mild onset, soft, round, lots of caramel and some toffee, then comes a whole load of peach, accompanied by a few nuts and oak and a pinch of coffee
Finish: short, but soft and round, again the fruit salad with a dash of honey, the oak gets drier in the back, but not bitter. At the end, walnut is clearly put through, and beeswax lays down over the teeth
Water: This is of course not necessary at 43%, also because this brother is very round here. Nevertheless, we start the experiment with 2 drops - a little more honey, but also the grain comes out more clearly.
Conclusion: Beautiful, old blend, even if he does not get to the old Black & Whites from this time. But also this bottling shows that in the beginning a lot was better or at least different. High Malt content, low Grain, well composed. Extremely mature for the 5 years, I would have given the blind here a nearly double-digit age. Nothing metallic, youthful disturbs. However, overall he is pretty weak on the chest. I find particularly interesting here the quite pronounced Old Bottle Flavor with the so often described wax notes. 82 points