Nose: Enticing fruit aromas of sweet orange and peach, followed by notes of marzipan and nuts
Palate: Hints of rich milk chocolate, orange and a fondant creaminess
Finish: Magnificently, long, warm and memorable
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - The nose offers enticing aromas of mace, savory pastry and hints of smoke. The palate is rich and smokey with dark toffee flavors, butter and grilled toast. It is remarkably smooth and round, leaving the mouth feeling velvety. Wonderful.
Complex and flavorful, with raisin and fresh apple aromas in a supersoft, silky texture. Add a splash of water to coax out intense clove, burnt orange, caramel and crème brûlée notes.The smoky finish is the long-lingering type that whisky aficionados exclaim over for 10 minutes as the flavors continue to kaleidoscope. For maximum enjoyment, sip without any whisky aficionados around.
|Jim Murray -Whisky Bible- "Best Blended Whisky of the Year" 2009