Thursday, 28 November 2019

Springbank 18, September 2019

Springbank 18 years old, September 2019, 46% A

Nose - Off dry, dusty with balsa wood, sweet slightly medicinal talc, some kind of other bathroom note, maybe teenager's deodorant.  An ethereal, slightly petrolly fruit.
Body - Soft tannins, felt, clove and black cardamom.  Subtle, hot and slightly burnt spices.
Finish - More cloves, quite long with more burnt wood and wine.

A soft, complex and quite spicy old SB, full of old lacquered wood and Campbeltown but quite a challenging and singular expression given its strength, it's multi-cask and core range.  It is, of course, extremely delicious, with remarkable, dirty fruit.

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