Dalmore ‘Regalis’ (40%, OB, Fortuna Meritas Collection, +/-2016)
An amoroso sherry finish this time. Amoroso is some kind of sweet
sherry that some used to call ‘sweet oloroso’ or ‘dulce’ if I’m not
mistaken. Rather out of fashion. Colour: pale amber. Nose: nice! (yes,
demonstrating utter accuracy in tasting). More towards old tobaccos and
herbal teas, almonds or amaretti, walnut wine, and, bizarrely, vin
jaune. IN other words, a finishing in a sweet wine cask that got drier
than its counterparts from dry wine casks. A master blender moves in
mysterious ways… (that one for Richard!) Mouth: I find this really good.
The Valour with more depth and complexity, as well as, perhaps, more
freshness. Honeydew, fresh hazelnuts, fresh pecans, even macadamias… And
I especially like the faint earthiness. Eating raw mushrooms. Finish:
shortish, sadly, but that’s only the minimal strength. Chocolate and
café latte. Comments: I’ll say again what any lazy blogger will say,
bring a CS version of this! Very good juice. SGP:451 - 84 points.