A Pulteney a day keeps the doctor away! Having reviewed a single cask with the somewhat intense ABV of 61.3%, let's do something more mellow today, at least potentially. An 18 year old OP at 46% should be quite different!
Amontadillo sherry - 0.9
Citrus, a lot of fruit of different kinds, quite a lot of pineapple. Floral. Fresh and pleasant, not very complex.
Mmm, this is good. Peaches. Marmalade. Raisins. Let it simmer in the mouth for a while and it turns a bit winey on the tounge.
I'd say medium length. It does hang around for a while despite the relatively modest bottling strength. There's more of the fresh and cooked fruits, as well as some nuttiness and bourbon sweetness if you look for it.
Quite different from the cask strengths indeed. More in line with the (former) core range's 17 and 21 year olds. Not at all shocking, of course. A fruity dram with some depth to it. Old Pulteney original bottlings stay within their domains, as least this far along my tasting adventures. I'd definitely keep an eye out for this bottle, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. Most of it will probably be long gone down happy throats by now.
82 / 100