Thursday, 13 December 2018

SMWS Advent Day 13 - 121.102, Arran, A fruity fruition

SMWS Advent Day 13

SMWS 121.102, Arran, A fruity fruition, 18 years old, 53.4% B+

20th April 2000, 287 bottles, after spending 17 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred into a 1st fill red wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation.

arranNose - Red fruit, sour and woodsy. Soft liquorice and deep but peppery sugars. Candy floss? Sticky wort.

Body - Beery again, then red wine, fizzers and royal icing. Maybe some marzipan.

Finish - Medium with wham bars and some very stewed raspberry tea.

I'm not sure what this is supposed to be after its crushing in red wine cask. It's not an Arran, it's kind of soulless. I think the finish has made it feel young.

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