My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark gold
Nose: Mixed tropical fruit with mango, papaya and pineapple, vanilla, light caramel, hints of polished wood, minimal pepper.
Palate: Pineapple, mango, lemon zest, treacle, faint hints of savoury herbs and a dusting of pepper
Finish: Medium long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: The very nice nose is not fully matched by the palate. But it is a decent enough daily dram, far from being bland.
Rating: 79/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze medal, re-tasted for notes.