Benrinnes 1998 – Wilson & Morgan

Nose: sherried, sour and fruity. After the initial sherry blast, there’s freshly cut fruit. Or better: the fresh from the fridge kind of fruitsalad they have in supermarkets – minutes away from its expiration date. Also quite a lot of sulphur, but in an unpleasant way. Think pickled onions.
Mouth: dry, sweet and resinous, with liquoriceroot and vanilla, and again quite sulphury.
Finish: short with lingering hints of sultanas and liquoriceroot.

It smells pretty old-school at first (it reminded me a lot of this 1960’s White Horse), but the sulphur is just too much for me. I was hoping this would fade away over time, but if anything, it only got worse.

Rating: 20-40 out of 10

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