The nose is even more expressive with the cold tea notes taking the lead otherwise similar to when neat.
Palate is just right now with the fruit more evident but there is loads going on here, this tastes much older than its 23 years.
Finish is long
This is quality stuff, sometimes I think Serge scores high but 92 is about right for this.
After the Kilbeggan 8, Old Redbreat 12 and Erin Go Bragh 1967 I had before this everthing is in perspective now because this is out of sight in comparison.
Aged to perfection and bottled at exactly the right time.
Shame I only had a sample.
Fruity to say the least mixed in with a little menthol. Very ripe plum, a little fig, blood orange.
There is also wood polish or wood varnish , dark plain chocolate liqueurs.
Powerful with a massive fruit burst but its a bitter sweet battle with guava, kiwi fruit and bitter tangerines.
Then there is a little meat in there like wafer thin serrano ham, and there is always this slightly bitter aftertaste like polish/menthol/cold tea together but it adds an extra layer to the profile.
Long, slightly bitter and palate coating