Monday, November 10, 2008

Benromach pleases


This distillery bottling of a 21 yr old Benromach is terrific. Rich taste, and decent complexity - a great regular dram.
Here are the distillery tasting notes: Colour: Bright gold. Nose (undiluted): Sweet, fruits - peaches and nectarines. Hints of toasted malt and a green leafy aroma. Palate: Sweet, sherrywood flavours. Some charred oak and resinous flavours. Rich. Nose (with water): Sherry influence more prominent. Mulled fruits and a sweet, chocolate aroma. Toasted maltiness remains. Palate: Sherrywood, sweet spicies - cinnamon and a little dry grass, hay-like note. Charred oak flavours lead to a drying finish. Body: Rich and smooth. Finish: Slightly dry with sherry overtones.

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