Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another winning HP

1995 Highland Park 14 Year Old from Murray McDavid, finished in a Chateau Lafite Cask.
I landed a few bottles of this really fine HP. Murray McDavid is really getting good at these wine finished wonders. I cleaned K&L out of thelast of their stock.
This peach colored Highland Park expression has more smoke than the distillery bottlings do and when married with the exquisite claret influence of the Chateau Lafite barrels, the enhancement is truly marvelous. Subtle hints of peat mark the entry before giving way to dried cherries and red fruits. The mid-palate shows honey and then an earthy note before finishing rich and long, yet completely dry. There is no kiss of sweetness to be found, only the classic campfire of the Island malts melded effortlessly with the flavor of Bordeaux's finest wine.