Glenburgie 26 year old 53.7% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Glenburgie 1983 (26 year old) 53.7% 

Sherry Cask 9801

A high toned leafy, sweet Oloroso nose. Quite malty and full with distinct green nuts and wood spice notes from the cask. A gentle/ elegant sherry monster! Lovely maturity and the sherrywood spices are divine. With time some liquorice, coffee, tar and a touch of menthol become apparent.

Soft and gentle nutty sherry fruit, a bit more Palo Cortado in style. As to be expected the combination of alcohol and tannins masks the finish although some leafy notes hang in there. The sweetness builds through out and becomes quite candied towards the end.

With water the nose becomes more candied and some orange conserve and sugar coated dried citrus rind appears. It’s definitely a sugar fest now! The palate is showing its age now – mature, poised and gentle with the flavours melding into serene morass. Like the nose it is pretty candied and one for those of you with a sweet tooth. Very long with hints of white flowers in the finish. A lovely mature sherry cask!

Notes supplied by Chris


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