The nose is pleasant and detects malted notes, mixid with some acid and sugared hints, like an orange with honey on a muesli plate. In the palate, the same sweetness, with some woody hints. A relative complexity, but all the aromas from the nosing remain in the mouth and dominate successively: acidity, sweetness and malted hints. A rather long finish, remaining in the same patterns.
Nose Fabulously bitter sweet nose, breakfast time stuff with marmalade and honey. Thrilling complexity. Palate Again, a peculiarly thin mouth feel. Begins oaky dry and then a surge of malt helps sweeten things a little. And a delightful spice buzz forms a permanent, lively strata. Finish A milky oakiness with dry coconut nuttiness. Comment An improvement from the 17-year-old of old, which doesn't even begin to show its big age.