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SMWS 16.39 – Sweetness And Spice Laced With Mystery

Watch The OutTurn!

Profile: Deep, Rich And Dried Fruits
Region: Highland
Cask Type: Port Pipe & 2nd Fill Puncheon
Age: 18 Years
Date: 30 March 2001
Outturn: 672 Bottles
Size: 750ml
Abv: 55.2%


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SMWS Panel Notes

The dark, brooding nose has chocolate and marmalade cake, dark cherries, cinder toffee, orange Muscat wine and bramble liqueur; maybe some leather. The palate finds earthy, fruity flavours – fruitcake, damson jam, orange peel, cinnamon toast and cough syrup. The reduced nose gradually surrenders its secrets with spiced plums, orange Aero, sandalwood, mango stone, espresso, Peshawari naan and cherry Halls.

The reduced palate is like a metaphor for living – “sweetness and spice laced with mystery” – petits fours, moist ginger cake, Grand Marnier and tiramisu. After 17 years in a port pipe we re-racked this into a 2nd fill, high-toast/medium-char puncheon (made from European oak).


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