Touches of wood and menthol can be found on the brooding and inexpressive nose of plum, dark cherry liqueur, freshly turned earth and a gamy note. There is an appealing sense of underlying tension to the concentrated big-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract while exhibiting excellent length on the balanced and very firmly structured finale. Patience strongly advised.
Cask sample. Mid crimson. Dark, almost savoury fruit, hidden but inviting. Firm, dry, chewy and all so harmonious even now. Long and embryonic. Drink 2025-2035