Glenturret 2002-2015, The MacPhail's Collection
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Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail
Cask type: Sherry Casks
Nose: The nose starts off with a lovely fruitiness of melons, passion fruit, peaches and slightly bitter orange peel. Notes of vanilla are coming through, intermingling with hints of oak spice. Gets fruitier with time, with lots of melons.
Palate: Sweet, creamy and pleasantly soft on the palate with a delicate fruitiness of melons, apricots and hints of plums. This is followed by a slightly warming spiciness of pepper, ginger and a whiff of oak. Notes of dark chocolate and slightly bitter orange peel linger towards the finish.
Finish: The finish is long and sweet with a delicate combination of plums, bitter oranges and dark chocolate, followed by a pleasant spiciness on the tail.
With water: Water brings out more of the spicy flavours - oak and pepper, pushing the lovely fruitiness in the background. There’s also less fruits and an increased spiciness on the palate with black pepper and ginger. The finish is still long, slightly sweet but warming, woody and significantly dry.
Comments: A very delicate and good all day dram. Rich and fruity with some nice complexity. The sherry cask isn’t dominating here at all but brings in some lovely yellow fruitiness, dark chocolate and well balanced but distinct spicy flavours. There’s no need for adding water as this dram is already pleasantly potable!
I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample and the photograph!