The nose had an unassuming substructure of wood, which supported a delightful and elegant edifice of pot-pourri, fresh laundry, magic balloons and an exuberant Caribbean fruit punch. The palate was exotic and tropical, mellow and lively, all at the same time – tutti-frutti, sherbet lemons, Sangria, juicy blood orange, three fruit marmalade and a few tingling spices bringing up the rear. The reduced nose was still fresh and invigorating – pink grapefruit, lime marmalade, floral and citric perfumes and suggestions of coconut and vanilla. The reduced palate was bright, sparkling, summery and playful – sweet and juicy, with pineapple humps and Key lime pie.
Drinking tip: A palate cleanser to refresh the mouth between heavier drams.
Colour: Goldfish bowl Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 17 years Date distilled: September 1997 Alcohol: 58.3% USA allocation: 126 bottles