The most impressive thing here is the balance on show, the sum of the parts add up.
What a great cask selection by NC, bravo.
The best GF I have had for some time, if you like sherry, I doubt you will find better than this.
Old books, old leather, quite a closed nose so we will need water with this one.
Air improves this so you have to give it a few minutes, this has another layer of complexity that the 62 OB & 63 Blairfindy didn't that preceded this one.
It is wonderfully composed without being particularly expressive.
Smoked ham, smoke, blackcurrant Jelly, prune juice, ginger cake but not overly ginger or anything so I suppose moist sponge cake of the dark variety would suffice.
Biscuit notes emerge, not much sherry on the nose, strange?
My tongue is dripping, this is so juicy your tongue goes limp.
but not particularly flavoursome, difficult to put into words.
A basket of dark fruit, a healthy dollop of peat with dark and spice with dark plums and fruit jams in the mix , what is good is that any oak has been kept to minimum bot so much by the fruit but by the perfect balance on show which is of the highest quality.
Long finish, refined, fruity and spicy
With water :-
A little polish comes in now with red wine gums, superb,
The palate is very spicy now all on pepper with full bodied red wine, huge crisp sherry, perfect balance.
The finish is lip smacking & juicy