|Ho-cheng Yao||C: brown.
N: malty, light earthy, sherry influence. sulfur.
P: nutty, medium body, medium long finish. nice but just easy dramming.
C: easy going one. |
|Craig Daniels||Colour: an unusually vibrant & bright amber orange with red/brown highlights.
Nose: sweet, cream sherry, fudgy, earthy, cigar humidor, waft of earthy peat, some shoe polish, french polish.
Palate: rounded and sweet with toffee/fudge, a hint of roast beef, slightly smoky, then a dry sherry kicks in and an astringent leafiness.
Finish: burnt toffee, tobacco leaf, autumn leaves and leather with a slight tannic bitterness. Dries in the aftertaste and stays ashy/leathery.
Comment: cleaner than the usual offerings with a lingering ashiness and charred leaf character. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Dark amber -
Nose: Raisins, leather, orange zest, cocoa, polished wood, cinnamon and nutmeg. -
Palate: Raisins, prunes, orange zest, dark chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. -
Finish: Medium long, fruity and spicy. -
Overall: This sherried dram is quite spicy with a strong and flavourful initial punch. But it is not overly complex, and the finish is surprisingly short. |