|Robert Karlsson||Thick oily attractive fruity nose here. Of exotic kind. Succulent is the word, I believe. Very round and drinkable. Excellent fruity concentration also in the taste, still retaining a fresh lively character. On eucalyptus. Quite lovely. |
|Rich Howard||the nose is filled with moderately dark fruits and berries; vaguely sangria-like but not that sweet: plums, pomegranate, cranberries (not too tart), blood oranges, hints of fresh pineapple, a very slight undercurrent of walnuts. the palate is moderately sweet with plums and hints of blueberry jam with that hint of walnuts on the finish. water adds a whiff of warm vanilla to the nose, a dash of malt powder, but doesn't begin to take away from all that lovely fruit. the palate is still smooth, sweet and balanced, with plenty of fruit. summary: very nice, a quality sherried malt. holds up well to scrutiny... ;) [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Glowing amber in midday sun
- Nose: Starts slowly or faintly but with a definite suggestion of aged oak. Then comes a hint of traditional wax furniture polish and a mixture of dark sherried fruits. After 2-3 minutes it gains a light leafiness but as more time passes the polished wood expands further to provide an extremely aromatic whisky.
- Palate: Very smooth and creamy mouth-feel with plenty of aromatic wood and creamy vanilla. Also some hints of cherry and burgundy, the wine, not the colour.
- Finish: Long, sophisticated and smooth
- Overall Impression: Excellent, a marvellous whisky which almost reached 'greatness' on my scale. |