Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Aberlour 15yo Sherry Finish
According to the Aberlour website this was initially matured in Bourbon and sherry casks before being finished in "selected" sherry casks! I am sure that I heard a rumour that this was being discontinued so let's try it while I still can!
Nose: Quite closed, sweet and creamy then an oakiness fights through the inititial sherry notes. Given time a little meaty and a faint hint of sulphur - but not unpleasant and also a touch of ginger.
Taste: Rich sherry fruitiness, then drying meaty oranges - more an image of a flavour than an actual flavour! Becomes a little dull after initial fruitiness.
Finish: Lingering flat lemon sherbet and soft musty custard creams.
Comment: Promised a lot but then failled to deliver and rather faded out in quite a dull way!