|Robert Karlsson||Dark chocolate, toffee mixed in with round attractive fruits. Very nicely rounded off. Difficult strong taste, with smoke? Did not expect that one bit. Tar also. And a dry clean maltiness. Hey, where did the fruits and toffee go? Still great. |
|Rich Howard||this one seems to present with almost a coastal character, light and clean, slightly grassy and leafy, orchard fruit in the distance, even ever so slightly floral, with a fresh breeze that might almost be sea air. (i could be wrong about that...) the palate is warm and sweet with loads of honeyed fruit and citrus, some heather, and subtle notes of oak that do not intrude or overwhelm. with a drop of water, i'm getting hints of apple and ripe bananas on the nose now, along with the banana leaves, fresh walnuts, whiffs of black dirt. the palate is sweet and spicy, more exotic fruits now (passion fruit, etc...), a bit edgier, with some toasted oak and tannins on the finish. summary: very nice... clean and fruity initially, and quite a bit earthier with a drop of water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Shiny oak
- Nose: This begins with a light summer fruitiness, then after 5-6 minutes it develops an almost antiseptic freshness in the background. It's also lightly floral with creamy vanilla, but always light and subdued.
- Palate: An immediate burst of peppery fruit and nuts announce the palate not to be as subdued as the nose. Oh I love that fruitiness - creamy peach and papaya? Cantaloupe melon? and always that nuttiness.
- Finish: Very long and fruity.
- Overall Impression: A light and subdued nose explode into a marvellously fruity palate. I love it! Almost a "Great", just not quite. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Medium gold -
Nose: Apples, bananas, vanilla, walnuts, honey, hints of ginger. -
Palate: Honey dominates, the fruits step into the background, vanilla, hints of ginger and pepper. -
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly spicy. -
Overall: A thoroughly enjoyable dram, rather light-bodied. It has a nice freshness but you can still feel it's not a youngster. |