Notes from a blind tasting.
Look, Springbank. Not very typical I would say, also significantly younger than I had expected now (not related to the maturity period).
It starts with a note of old cork followed by fresh apple peel. There's smoke on the label, you could reinterpret, more so far. After some time, the cork has turned into Old Bottle Flavor (OBF), the apples are absolutely clear, smoke is still not really present, but it is now clearly visible, if you focus on it. I can not find more with the best will. The apples are first heated a little more mature, the smoke is now clear. Late comes a certain sweetness for the first time, but at the same time also quite a strong acidity, fermentation, with bread dough. After the first sip, a pinch of menthol in the nose.
Also in the mouth OBF and apples, plus a lot of honey, but not extremely sweet. Delicate menthol at the back, and at least in the second sip also a few tannins and barrel acid. Despite the low alcohol content, the mouthfeel is quite dense and the alcohol is also quite noticeable.
In the finish, first menthol, the sweetness is quickly gone, then only OBF. In the second sip here too, first tannins. The acid also lasts a little longer. The finish is also not so short. Above all, an apple peel / OBF mix lasts really long on the tongue. A touch of ash is probably there.