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This whisky is essential to any sherry lover's cabinet. It's got such a wonderful body and such rich complexity that I would recommend this were it twice the price. Luckily for us, it isn't. This whisky is very affordable and very good. I read a lot of reviews before I invest in a bottle, and I sometimes come up disappointed. This one lives up to the fantastic reviews it gets.
Nose: Orange chocolate for days. Mild spices and rich fruits. Complex.
Palatte: A ton of raisins and/or dates. Figs. I almost taste twigs. Not a wooden flavour, but earthy and, yeah, kind of twiggy (I might be wrong there). A strong sherried body with a lot of areas to explore. More citrus. Not lemon, orange. A bit of a rubber in there, but not too chemical. Some toffee comes up and smoothly pulls you into the finish.
Finish: Orange, mild spice, with the strong, dry sherry flavours still dancing about. The tannin is there, but its not aggressive. This whisky doesn't fade gently, instead it retains a lot of its core flavours from start to finish.
What a great dram. I would buy this even if I were a millionaire collector of fine, exotic, aged whiskies. It's got all the elements you want from a sherried whisky. There's a full, dynamic, rich body without any harshness. This whisky is big, bold, and beautiful without being too rough around the edges. Remarkably smooth given its bold presence. And once again, it's affordable! You won't be disappointed. You can trust the reviews on this one.