|Robert Karlsson||Ok. This is seriously serious sherry monster. Huge on extreme raisin, dates, prunes, leather, some dark smoke, coffee. Crazily massive yet not disturbing and no off-notes anywhere. So complex and so enjoyable. Really one of the greatest sherry monsters I've stumbled upon. Tastewise equally great and in balance with that outrageous nose. This one would almost be a worth a trip to Japan in itself. |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Very dark mahogany
- Nose: Surprisingly light and floral with aromatic figs, prunes and aged oak marinated in Armagnac. After some minutes the nose expands to become richer, deeper and even more aromatic.
- Palate: Rich and very creamy with wood, lots of blackcurrant, black cherries, red grapes and just a hint of the blue touch paper from fireworks.
- Finish: Long, very long, in fact extremely long.
- Overall Impression: On reading my blue touch paper comment you may think sulphur, don't be deceived, this doesn't suffer from sulphur at all. It's a magnificent whisky, a true great which came oh so close to forcing its way into my all time top 10, just not quite |