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I'm a big fan of the Kilkerran Work In Progress series. These are remarkably robust expressions belying their fairly young(ish) age. This one has been matured in Sherry Wood and given that it's the 5th installment in the series should make it any where between 8 and 9 years old. I say should. I don't really know for sure.
It has a crispy fresh nose. There's fruity musk with lots of chocolate orange, boiled almonds and a perky pink melon. There is also that mildly tart sour dough quality to the proceedings as well. Quite a clean and arresting bouquet.
The palate is quite silky and traverses your mouth coating it in lemony sugarcane and chocolate covered dates. The grated ginger on top adds that much needed layer of complexity.
Decent finish with torn green herbs sprinkled with lemon and a dash of something bitter.
Thank you Campbeltown. Now this is what I'm talking about!