125.74 - Caribbean Semi-Freddo

11 years old, distilled 7th August 2005, 57.9% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 199 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 125.74 - Caribbean semi-freddoThe nose has tropical fruits - mango, papaya, banana, pineapple - and then pears and green apples. Very attractive! The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has banana, then oranges and mango with cherry towards the finish. The finish itself is short - mango and oranges.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose loses the more aggressive fruits (pineapple, green apple) but retains a lovely balance of tropical fruit notes. The body gains raspberry and loses the oranges. There's also a hint of caramel and slightly spicy oak wood notes. The finish gains a little banana.

A wonderfully light, sweet and fruity dram - one for lazy summer afternoons.