121.99 - Masala Chai black tea

17 years old, distilled 1st January 2000, 53.2% abv, Second Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead, 234 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 121.99 - Masala Chai black teaThe nose has toffee, tangerine, brown sugar and hints of tea chests. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has more of the tea chests, toffee, hints of lemon and green chilli. The finish is tangerines and toffee, with a hint of cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, short lived whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose loses the brown sugar and gains more tangerine. The body gains cinnamon and more chilli. There are fruity notes, but the spice masks them for me... The finish is cinnamon and cardamom with tangerine and tea chests.

A decent dram for dessert, if a little spicy after water.