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Springbank 1965, 35 Years Old Duncan Taylor Cask 1943

Fading grace

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nReview by @numen

14th Jul 2013

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Springbank 1965, 35 Years Old Duncan Taylor Cask 1943
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Nose: Racy wine! Lemon, honeydew, honey, vanilla, wax, fruit zest. Fruity chardonnay and a separate dose of oak, and not an oaky Chard. Grapes, apricots, and slightly spicy brandy (not a mere 'rustic house' brand, but more on the lines of Germain-Robin's Semillon). Sauvignon blanc and a single puff of smoke. Quince and kumquats. This is pretty polished and full of bright, nervous energy. Fruits are more on the yellow/citrusy side, but well balanced.

Palate: Where did it all go? Honey, vanilla, oak, and wax. Maybe there's some fruit, but it's off in the distance and something of a faded memory here. Ashy white wines with a decent kick of acidity.

Finish: Concludes nicely, and finishes in terms of the palate. The oaky quality seems like somebody teapsooned some Caol Ila,but it's nice, and there's still some fruit. Just can't shake the Sauvignon from it. Seems to have lost a step and the fruit along the way.

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