First fill oloroso butt – 59%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark chestnut
Nose: Prunes in marzipan, cocoa, hints of balsamic vinegar, leather, hints of cinnamon.
Palate: Prunes, blackberries, chocolate cake, coffee, hints of balsamic vinegar and cinnamon.
Finish: Medium long, fruity and slighly spicy.
Overall: A very nice richly sherried expression with many interesting flavours albeit falling behind a bit in the finish.
Rating: 86/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze medal, re-tasted for notes