73.86 - Work of art

14 years old, distilled 23rd September 2002, 59.2% abv, refill ex-sherry butt, 580 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 73.86 - Work of artThe nose has lots of fruit - pear, white grape, banana, kiwi fruit. The mouthfeel is decent with a little cling. The body has dried fruits (banana, apple) and walnuts. The finish is short with pear, kiwi fruit and banana.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose gains dried banana and some mango. The body gains cinnamon and ginger, then mango and more apple. The finish gains cinnamon.

A superb dram for the fruit fanatic.