The most inviting nose delivered aromas of praline, marzipan and coconut wrapped around juicy russet apples, satsumas and dried orange skin while floral notes suggested red roses and Turkish delight. A robust and spicy palate burnt through fresh ginger before an abundance of sweetness washed toffee apples, chocolate orange and dried apricots soaked in brandy over cinnamon buns and fresh mint. A little water accentuated the fragrance of carnations and bergamot but now with macadamia nuts and the earthy fruit of rhubarb crumble and custard. On the palate dry woody tannins had become more dominant along with bitter orange and liquorice root while retaining apple pie, milk chocolate and Brazil nuts.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 17 years Date distilled: September 2003 Alcohol: 57.6% USA allocation: 90 bottles