I swapped a bottle with a good fellow who sent me an extra goodie in shape of a sample if this. Thanks!

1.5 (Auburn)

Nose

Beautiful. Tropical fruit, furniture polish, cookie dough and sugar.

Palate

Spice, a very full and balanced fruitiness and a bit of bitterness in the background.

Finish

Spicy, some peppery licorice. Quite winey. Long finish with an almost subliminal hint of dry smoke.

I'll admit that this is just a bit too winey for my taste (and I'm not a huge fan of the licorice either to be honest), but it's a very nice and complex dram for sure.

Score

80 / 100
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