ABV: 58.8% ABV
Age: 23 Years
Nose: Syrupy, rich toffee honey, plum and fig. Cocoa, pipe tobacco, musty old sherry.
Taste: Thick, rich, syrupy and a touch of ethanol. Sulfur, pipe tobacco, blackberry, fig, currants. Powerful and syrupy.
Finish: Long, rich and powerful. The sherry sticks around with more pepper and tobacco. It’s pungent, rich, a far cry from cloying. Whisps away pleasantly.
Overall: This is phenomanal and is an excellent frontrunner to show that not all old sherry bombs need the Glendronach effect – powerful sweetness. This had the fruits, tobacco, candy, pepper and all ths things I love in an old sherry bomb without being hella sweet. Excellent expression, and may live to be one of my favorites of the year.
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- Review #797. Benrinnes 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 12093) – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect