What should I say big? For me, one of the best malts I have ever had in the glass. No weaknesses, but many highlights and in the end simply an outstanding malt. Everything is just right. The jumps not only from the state in the 90-point mark, but leaves the mass of malts behind. Outstanding.
Deep sherry flavors flow around the nose. Sweet raisins, dark grapes, cherries and some sweet caramel. Behind the typical Springbank smoke, which gives the whole lot of volume, but does not suppress the fruity aromas, but reinforced. With some time in the glass, the cherries come out more and more clearly, remind me of these extremely sweet pickled cherries, which are available in jars to buy and like to use in baking.
Fantastic nose and already an absolute highlight. Violent, sweet sherry paired with the Springbank smoke on pickled cherries. Delicious!
Again, heavy sherry, but the sweet variety. The cherries are also still available, the smoke has retreated a bit and is nowhere near as present as I would have thought. As the Springbank character has to fight, the barrel was as expected then very dominant - and this is also very good so.Toffee, some chocolate, all this in front of this magnificent pot full of cherries and a few oranges. There is certainly much more that could be described. But right now I just enjoy.
Even in the departure, this Springbank indulges no weakness. Long, wonderfully sweet finish. The sherry cask does not like to stop and only at the very end, when you see the end in front of you, the smoke comes through again and leaves the taste buds tickling. Fantastic.