Heavyweight stuff fruity and phenolic, a few spices march around. Taste, and those spices come up trumps on delivery, a huge arrival with a big soft juicy backdrop.
At cask strength the nose shows strong, spicy, baked apple and pear top notes with hints of fudge and very delicate peat smoke underneath, with a gentle prickle. The addition of water tones down the spice, to expose soft silky aromas of stewed apple and pear, hints of malty vanilla and cocoa. At natural strength the palate is a thriller! A very bright, fresh, fruity assault before the malt grips and the smoke wakes up. On the back palate, the barley takes the reins and drives the exceptionally long spicy, gently smoky finish.
- Region: Victoria
- Size: 500ml
- Alcohol: 61.8%