The nose was sweet and fruity with vanilla and fudge joining honeydew melon, baked oranges and mango while toasted pine nuts and macadamias merged with roses and apple blossom. The palate delivered a big hit of spice with a balanced sweetness that suggested nut chocolate, vanilla sponge cake and icing sugar. A dash of water released fennel, tarragon and sage with accentuated candied orange, marmalade and kumquat plus creamy textures of butter and croissants. Ripe mangoes and satsumas followed on the palate with liquorice and chocolate orange before hints of camphor and spearmint rounded out the finish.
Cask: First-fill barrique, shaved/toasted/re-charred Age: 4 years Date distilled: February 2016 Alcohol: 62.4% USA allocation: 60 bottles