N: I simply love these fruity bourbon casks from the 1970’s, something Balblair of that decade excelled at, and Bunna with a good cask – as well as numerous others. Soft, fruity dunnage, a little coconut water [Norbert], even a soft coconut water Daiquiri. Minutes later the dunnage bourbon sugars [DBS!] come to light with melon citrus, sweet grapefruit,.. a mellow lightly sweetened fruit salad in the main. Far more dunnage with time, fresh not fusty.
T: Appears rather light [given the low abv and a low opened bottle level], but actually takes a little water rather well. In fact water sharpens it up and brings an acute short attack of citrus. Somewhat dry-tannic and a little tight/austere but with readily aromatic notes of cumin seeds, melon and [oh its gone],……. the waxy/clay=putty mouthfeel heralds the next scene.
F: Now it truly relaxes, moving into banana=coconut water whilst slowly adding a little grapefruit>zest, fresh nettles and various herbal=fruit [cold] teas as well as stewed black tea. Nice movement between the waxy candid taste=mouthfeel and the sour=sweet grapefruit alongside melon=cereal. At the death, woody old & dry vanilla and raspberry leaf.
C: A thinkers dram for sure, but rewarding. All-sorts here.Scores a B-