Already when pouring me vigorous sherry aroma flows towards.
After a few minutes in the glass, the nose has a lot to work on.
NOSE: sherry, sherry, sherry, sweetness, pickled very dark fruits, rum pot, spicy herbal notes with a little balsamic essence. Behind it again and again light wood flavors with light vanilla. No alcoholic stinging. Overall, a flavor cargo that wants to be worked out for a long time. Wonderful, fun to deal with this long.
TASTE: Heavy onset, alcohol very well integrated. There they are again, the flavors of smelling. Sherry, dark fruits, spice. Salivation without end. From the wood a minimal bitterness, very pleasant woody flavors behind the tongue. Nice interplay between fruits, spices and wood.
Departure: Long, very long, again and again a little oak comes forward, stays short, then outweigh the sweet dark fruits.
This malt is a blend. I learned that here, 23 years ago, 50% Macallan and 50% Highland Park (not serviced) were married as Newmake and then filled into the sherry barrel.
The result is a heavy, old and very complex malt. It takes time to fathom all facets.
I like it very much, so 90/100 points.