A fine NAS sherry dominated dram from Glenrothes. If you’re looking for something to spend hours nosing and easy drinking this is a good bet. My tastes are set a bit further over to “challenging” but I can appreciate this. Beautiful toffee and sherry on the nose and great structure.
From the press release: Bottled at 40% abv,The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve will be available from brand owner Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits and its representatives in key markets for an RRP of £55 per 700ml bottle.
The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve, 40% A+
Nose - Dark tobacco and leather, Seville orange juice, Serrano ham, herbal greenness and wet oak. A youthful sherried nose and rather good - well balanced and not overly sweet or raisiny, but with loads of depth, and a lovely lick of sulphur.
Body - A little spice, sweet sherry, nice wood but lacks a little intensity. Has a wet cardboard note to the delivery that I associate with young sherried drams.
Finish - Medium, balanced but approaching one dimensionality on the bitter and sweetness at the end, but with some good tobacco notes coming through.
What’s not good about it - Lacks intensity and interest in the delivery
What’s good about it - Fantastic nose, loads of depth and balance. Love the darker, older tones with the leather and tobacco, and well judged sulphur. I could session this all day long, but not sure it’s set at that price point.