In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90. My notes state "excellent as usual".
[November, 2019] I opened a sample tonight to do a proper tasting note, finally.
And my taste buds confirm a fine and easy quaffable 'farclas but it lacks both complexity and power to scratch the 90 points barrier.
The colour is amber and the nose offers a very fruity profile with rather shy sherry aromas only. The fruits are both exotic and home-grown as well as ripe (e.g., mango) and green (e.g., apples). There are delicious honey and waxy impressions too and after some breathing the vanilla-toffee notes grow stronger while the fruits retreat somewhat. The sherry stays in the background, obviously the sherry casks were rather depleted but I do not miss anything to be honest.
The taste is sweet on sugars, fruits and honeys with spicy and herbal flavours. Again, there is almost no sherry to detect first but if you chew the dram for some time it dares to show up with sour-sweet winey impressions. The taste is not layered but nicely balanced and without any flaw.
The dram arrives warming and slightly coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and turns more spicy (white peppers, chili) what I like. Water is not needed because it just flattens the dram without releasing new impressions except an unpleasant bitter-drying touch.