kwellada wrote:It's been awhile since I had that BenRiach, but it's a top 10 one for me.
I like it a lot as well. My notes on the Curiositas...Colour
: Light gold.Nose
: An aroma plush enough to sink into. Profound peat-reek unlike any other. Familiar, peripheral scents of decomposed vegetation and coal tar run into a plumper, smouldering, sweaty, animal-like fragrance bordering on the leathery. A whack of wood and a whiff of poached pears, not to mention some citrus-laced honey, come along for the ride.Palate
: Honeyed banana-pear puree and peat-drenched oak dance the tango, only to be followed by jabs of JalapeÃ±o heat piercing through melt-in-the-mouth cookie batter malt. The characteristic Benriach nuttiness emerges much later in the proceedings when matters begin to meld and soften.Assessment
: A bit of a lightning bolt for anyone weaned on the previous 10 Year Old Seagram era version. That intrinsic Benriach sourdough mustiness has taken on a whole new dimension here with the stoking of the fires.