- Appearance : topaz.
- Nose : intense, rich. A rooty peat (ginger, gentian) elegantly sketches the contours of a floral (violet, lily), roasted (tobacco, coffee) and salty aromatic palette. Allowed to breathe, it develops citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit) and dried fruit (walnut, almond). Gradually, it is covered in a veil of smoke. Condiment notes (courgette, pickle).
- Palate : dense, complex. The fine acridity of the smoke initially floods the taste buds. The same citrus fruit and cocoa bean notes then arrive to keep it company. The mid-palate is very lightly rancio (cherry liqueur, over-ripe mango). Gradually, strong spices (clove, nutmeg) bring the end of the palate lots of power.
- Overall : clean, precise. Spearmint, eucalyptus, liquorice and vetiver fragrances give fresh nuance to a finish that also reveals rich notes of vanilla cake and custard tart. A delicate but oily peat livens up an end to the palate that maintains the same power for a long time. The retro-nasal olfaction is characterised by notes of star anise, candied apricot and heather honey. The empty glass is intensely herbaceous and hot (Cayenne, paprika).
HIGHLAND PARK 26 YO 1990 LMDW Cellar Book S.V
Perfectly in keeping with Highland Park tradition, this bottling aged in the warehouses of Signatory Vintage gets straight to the point. With power, richness and extraordinary confidence, it has all the qualities that helped build the reputation of this single malt – now considered one of the most complete in Scotland. Peaty, floral, fruity, spicy and covered in a veil of smoke, it shows both a depth and generous spirit that also get straight to the point. You’ll find no half-measures here.
Profile: the rich initial nose reveals rooty peat, heady florals (lily), tobacco and fleur de sel. It develops into citrus fruit (grapefruit) and dried fruit (fig). A veil of smoke gradually covers the palate. The complex attack is smoky. It then returns to citrus fruit before becoming rancio (cherry liqueur). The precise finish reveals mentholated, liquorice and perfumed (vetiver) notes. Rich, it is also delicately peaty and hot. Single Cask no. 15705 – Sherry Cask Limited edition of 300 bottles Exclusive to LMDW
|Dimensions||11.0 × 11.0 × 37.0 cm|