Tasting Notes: Nose: Before my time as a whiskey connoisseur, I've gained quite a lot of experience with wines, although there too the emphasis has been on older years. And there are these old German Rieslings, which may have been lying in the cellar for a little too long, perhaps late 1970s readings or readings, which have such a very typical overripe fruit aroma, plus some yeast, a musty cellar and damp foliage. And it is exactly this aroma that exudes this old blend, only that it has a little more alcohol than an old wine. It is mossy, cheesy, with some lactic acid, vanilla, sour fruit, mint and very fine smoke. Slightly oblique, but quite interesting. Mouth: Very soft, surprisingly sweet, but also with peppery pungency. It appears much fresher here than in the aroma, showing relatively clear fruit notes, apricots, bananas, grapes, but also vanilla, moss, nut and brittle. The alcohol is very well integrated and not really perceptible. Finish: Mitellang, grassy, earthy and altogether very mild.
Conclusion: As always, when I try such an old blend, I realize how much better they are than the ones on the market today. Nevertheless, here has one or the other strange note in the aroma, which has not addressed me one hundred percent. That's how he really liked me, but I've already had a lot more fun with some other blends from that time.