Outside, it's been dark for a long time, I'm sitting on the couch by candlelight, the Dalmore shimmers mysterious in the glass, I close my eyes and take a deep breath ...
Intense PX flavors blend with fruity orange slices, dried plums and date disappear into a fine leather note. Milk chocolate and dark berries give a wonderful aroma, the alcohol is increasingly intense, apricots and peaches are added. The fine leathery aroma retreats, the fruit becomes more intense and sweeter. Cherries or morello cherries rise from the intense fruit note and end in spicy wood tones.
Cool and dry wood notes hit the tongue at the first sip. Slightly sour fruit notes immediately turn into creamy sweetness. Spicy notes of wood are whitewashed after a few seconds of the creamy sweetness, milk chocolate is slowly bitter. Again, a touch of leather is noticeable. The leather is getting more intense, peppery sharpness is created. Spicy notes mix with sticky sour cherry juice. From the fruity notes of wood rises an aroma of ripe and juicy oranges, above all lies a pleasant sharpness.
The taste still exudes a spicy and peppery pungency. Slightly tart and dry logs come into their own, a touch of leather and tobacco flashes briefly. The cherry and orange aroma comes to the fore again in the finish. Relatively shallow and mild the finish sounds medium long. It remains a subtly bitter and dry woody aroma.