From a sample - This Rosebank was distilled in June 1990, matured in a refill sherry hogshead and bottled in April 2006 by Gordon & MacPhail in their “Connoisseurs Choice” series.
The nose is light and fruity with notes of lemon cake, vanilla, and apples. Later on a there is beeswax, followed by a hint of sawdust.
The palate is medium-bodied and quite zesty. Grapefruit flavours now take centre stage, together with notes of apples and fudge.
The finish is short and fruity, with lemons, grapefruits and apples, and turns a bit dry and woody towards the end.
There is no question that this is a high quality distillate, although why G&M decided to bottle their “Connoisseurs Choice” releases at 40% ABV will forever elude me. This is a light and fruity Rosebank, without any rough edges but well balanced. Perfect aperitif style, if you ask me.