Notes from a blind tasting.
Quite a typical Aberfeldy, I think, unfortunately at least one of the barrels was a bit over, or it would definitely not have hurt to free the three four years earlier from the barrel. The finish spoils the overall picture for me a little. Still a nice dram!
Light fruits and some grass make the start. After standing for a while, the grass is a little stronger and the fruits are now more like compote. With some fizzy candy and cookie dough. Warmth reduces the fruitiness, perfume is added.
In the mouth it is initially very sweet, a lot of honey, before the alcohol sets in strongly and brings a subtle herbal note and a little menthol. In the second sip, significantly more herbs right from the start.
In the end, the sweetness initially prevails again before a delicate bitterness lingers on the tongue very late. The finish itself is quite long and warms the chest for a long time. In the second sip, the bitterness sets in a little earlier and is now much more intrusive.