Vatting of two casks for Andrew and Fergie – 40%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Very dark amber
Nose: Oxtail soup with oloroso sherry, dried apricots, sultanas, woodland strawberries, just hints of cardamom and minimal smoke.
Palate: Very similar to the nose with addded notes of orange zest and Earl Grey tea. There is very little wood to notice.
Finish: Very long, fruity and slightly dry.
Overall: This outstanding Mortlach is both meaty and very fruity. The flavours are delightful but the low bottling strength makes it slightly watery.
Rating: 90/100 – No price information as this is a collector’s bottle