Re: Mortlach Tasting - 23rd August - 7pm
Mortlach 12yo 1993 ( 46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Syrah Enhanced in Syrah Guigal Cotes Rotie cask, /1800 bottles, in tube )
This beverage is becoming like an old friend... I really like it every time I come back to it. Might even need more reserve bottles.
The COLOR is a very nice reddish brown; you can tell it is not a normal release with the wine finish
The NOSE comes right off with hard candy. Kind of like a grape flavored 'jolly rancher' for those on this side of the world. I guess that maybe a factor in why I like it - reminds my of a childhood favorite candy. Here is some malt hidden in the background with a layer of spice and cake to back it all up.
On first taste (first taste of the day), the complex layer of spice, and fruit play across the PALATE. Makes my eyes flutter a little bit... ooph I like this dram..... Good mouth feel, with oranges and nutmeg coming though strong, with a slightly dryness coming on (probably from the red wine, kind of like tannins but in a different way.
The FINISH just nice fresh and a little dry... not to steal from MT but it makes me want to have more.
Nice beverage that is wrapped around a fruit spice bomb.