|Craig Daniels||Nose: sweet honey glazed ham, wisps of astringent coal smoke and smokey firesplaces, coal fired brazier, blackened steel.
Taste: sweet ointment, slightly oily on the lips with industrial, medicinal and petrochemical notes.
Finish: sweet then bitter; ashy and metallic.
Not as aggressive or as big a peat bomb as the younger one but not all that endearing either. Probably looking for a bit more refinement than what's on display. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Bright gold -
Nose: Smoked ham, fireplace, slightly medicinal with a hint of citrus. -
Palate: Dry peat, lime, vanilla, a bit of ginger, slightly salty but also a bit sweet. -
Finish: Long, smoky and spicy -
Overall: It's hard to pin it down, but I am not utterly convinced by this old version of the Smokehead. The nose is great, but on the palate the different flavours feel more like unconnected bits and pieces instead of being a harmonic ensemble. Given the high price tag, I am mildly disappointed. |