First Impression: No Age Declared Cuvée 2016 43%

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Silvano Samaroli Bottling Bottling]

Nose:

Subtle Sherry influence conveying a certain cleanness.  Lovely orchard fruits providing the wholesome jammy note, lemons and wild flowers wrapped in tender coal smoke.

Palate & Finish:

Softness illustrated with the plump fruits, delightful indeed with just a fine brush of waxiness as some tannins join in.

Well finished with traces of chocolate as the coffee infused malt surfaces.

Thoughts:

Despite my failing to be enlightened by this particular curation it is clearly a pleasant dram, a harmonious blend; perhaps this is a throw back to the old days when simplicity wasn’t frowned upon but instead embraced.

-Nicholas