A sherried 25 year old from Speyburn, vatted using the solera system.
The nose is quite full. Notes of cut herbs and rubbed peppermint leaves. There are wood oils and a touch of bitumen, notes of cut grass and stemmy hay, a lit hay bale smoking gently as it catches. There is quite a lot of sherry with a dry vinosity. There are some notes of extinguished fire and coffee with an oily nuttiness. The palate is quite full and well-balanced. It is smooth and buttery as the notes of cut herbs and hay emerge with herbal notes, cereal tones and fennel. There are some vanilla fudge notes with the requisite sugariness, hints of malt and barley rise. The finish is long and full of malted barley.