[56.9%・Distilled in 2001・Bottled in 2017・15 Years Old・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 522 Bottles]
The nose is perhaps on the shy side at first, still there is a good inherent presence of Oloroso; sticky prunes, figs with a wee sprinkle of gunpowder. Give it some time to to breathe and it develops a floral musk and thereafter a rustic weetbix note.
Palate & Finish:
Mmm, a charged iteration of Oloroso influence, syrupy and spicy with a hearty and juicy execution of dried fruits. What follows is a creamy toffee note that gets evened out by a fitting measure of red tea tannins. Cooked strawberries glazed with a balsamic reduction and paired with thin slices of dark chocolate.
Raisin toast that’s slightly burnt and as an icing on top, just a sprinkle of rose water that brings the finishing alive again.
Well, I think the society members in Australia will be happy with another one of Andrew’s Sherried Specials.
Happy birthday SMWS and well picked AD!