Abundant sweetness coupled prickly fruit and pear compote with vanilla essence and the evocative aromas of soft leather. Flavours on the tongue combined the dry fruitiness of fresh pomegranate with mixed summer fruits as gentle cinnamon spice encouraged nuances of Madeira cake and maple syrup to come forth. A softer character emerged with water as raspberry jam-filled sponge cake complemented orange peel and floral notes of blossoming lilac. A spicy woodiness surrounded the palate that framed fresh papaya on waffles and dry straw in summer meadows before we finished with the dry tannins of tree bark and white grapes.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 24 years Date distilled: October 1995 Alcohol: 55.1% USA allocation: 66 bottles