Monday, 6 July 2015

SMWS 85.31 (Glen Elgin 15 yo 1999/2015)

SMWS 85.31 (Glen Elgin 15 yo 1999/2015)

2015, SMWS
Single malt - Speyside
Gold, tinge of green
56.1% ABV

Nose: Marmalade, lemon zest, peach jam, honey, orange blossom, hints of cedar. With water, less sweet, orange peel, coffee, hints of leather. 
Mouthfeel: Medium body, loosens slightly, tingly, slightly oily. 
Tasting:  Sweet sour. Peach jam, brown paper, toast, honey, orange blossom, hints of cardamom. With water, less sweet, lemon zest, orange peel, less toasty, more coffee. 
Finish: Short. Honey, marmalade, peach jam, toast. 


Quite sweet on the nose and on the tongue, and for a moment there's nothing else. Then waves of fruit appear, very jammy notes (peach and orange), followed by floral notes and finally something slightly toasty and smoky. This is delicious, rewards patience, water, and the willingness to let it stand and develop.


I like this a lot.

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