This one by the ever-engaging Nadi Fiori, it was about time I tried it. Colour: white wine. Nose: oh true class! Much gentler than the Dramfools, and really not that peaty, rather on grapefruits, maracuja, sour wines – Italians, naturally – and a tarry chalkiness that would kind of remind us of lighter Ardbeg, 17-year-old-style. Honestly you nose this blind, you say Ardbeg. Mouth: brilliant, a little lighter than ‘beg’ this time, and perhaps a little more on all things waxy and from the sea. Old fisherman’s nets, cough lozenges, some earth, Brussels sprouts and Jerusalem artichokes. With Covid, it’s good to travel. Finish: long, oilier. Crazily smoked salmon. Comments: wondering if they hadn’t tried to benchmark Ardbeg. Do not forget that before they could buy ‘Laddie, the gang had tried to buy Ardbeg – which, eventually, rather went to Glenmo. Anyway, old stories… and a formidable bottle, well done Nadi.
SGP:467 - 91 points.