Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm
Oh dear, I thought I had a couple more notes, but I haven't.
So, here goes with the:
Mortlach "Single Malt Connoisseurs Club MÃ¼nchen"
Distilled 1989, bottled 2001, Cask# 259 (sherry), 54.6%
Glass: My beloved Spiegelau
Colour: Wonderfully rich gold, just like a sherry cask should be, without being over-poweringly dark.
Nose: Marzipan, nuts and raisins. All bound together in a bunch of fresh herbs with just a faint dash of mint. This has a wonderfully fresh aroma, hence my 'herbs' comment as I have never experienced this before with a Mortlach.
The more I nose it, the more the herbs fade and give way to the marzipan and nuts.
There's still a little sting in this one, even after 6 or 7 nosings. Mainly due to the high alcohol level.
I will nose again with water later.
My mouth is now watering as I long to taste this one!
Palate: Different, very different, but I think good. I'll come back on that one.
What do I mean?
Firstly, it's creamy, very creamy. It initially hits the palate with a burst of tingle, which fades quite quickly, then returns with a vengeance.
At the same time, the initial flavour is one of nuts and raisins with a little marzipan. This also fades quite quickly, but almost immediately returns with double strength (of flavour).
The finish is long, very long. But the flavours change as the seconds pass. The nuts and marzipan suddenly give way to a burst of those fresh herbs where violet is pushed to the fore, just for a second or two.
The whole thing then just fades slowly into a very long and pleasant experience.
Overall Impression: I want more!
Last edited by Deactivated Member on Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.