How the hell this has got such a high score is beyond me?
Oh and just to be sure I tried a 2nd sample from a different bottle, its still not very good.
The nose is by far the best part.
The first thing I detect is barley sugar but its mixed with a bitter orange note.
Plenty of cake notes here, orange and lemon sponges and then some faint hints of wood smoke, this is all over the place.
Oh dear this really lacks any sweetness and its really woody/oaky yet its only 21 years old, how come?
This is quite fizzy and some fruit does come through but its flat on the palate and can`t get going, hints of peat do not help and then the wood returns.
More bitterness but at least its fizzy so its the mid palate that is flat but again it fades to obscurity like the palate.