Rating: For me a sentence with "x". What has not happened here in the barrel for 18 years? I am really disappointed. For me a level with the 12er. Drinkable. No more and no less. Anyhow nothing to enjoy. And yes: I gave the 18s a lot of time in the glass. From me there are analogous to the 12er 77 points
Basic flavors: cereals, vanilla, citrus, nuts, herbs, spices, toffee
Description: In contrast to the 12er, it is noticeable that no sherry is involved here. The nose is determined by a rich grain note. There is also some vanilla, a slightly sweet honey note and oranges. Something bitter also resonates: grapefruit flashing through. And then there's this one note, which I can hardly describe. I feel reminded of roasted nuts, but somehow there is still a herbal and spicy note that I can not describe as dedicated. Like "musty heather". Toffee resonates with the background and completes the rather soft overall picture in a harmonious way.
Basic flavors: fruits, citrus, spice, oak
Description: Creamy and nevertheless somewhat "grumpy", the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Fruit hinted, sweetish oranges, lemons, rather restrained spicy oak. Amazingly simple and just as acceptable from the body. Really much taste does not take place here. With a little imagination, I can still taste some caramel, but somehow dominated here simply the slightly bland and pale spicy oak.
Basic flavors: oak, vanilla
Description: The finish is remarkably short. Noticeably bitter, the spicy oak sounds unspectacular with vanilla.