Gordon & Macphail Bottling, Map Label
Tomatin 1968 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail CC old map label, early 1990s) Colour: gold. Nose: wow, superb! Lots of tropical fruits, just like these old bottling from a famous Islay distillery starting with a B. (okay, and ending with an E.) Great notes of passion fruits, mangos, going on with banana flambed, and getting then very waxy (like these old Northern Highlanders starting with okay, like a Clynelish). Then its an herbal maelstrom, (tons of parsley) finishing with some bold notes of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Far, very far in style from the usual Connoisseurs Choice Speysiders, thats for sure...
Mouth: sure, it couldnt really have gone on like that. Yet, the attack is gently waxy and cardboardy (in a nice way), with some nice apple juice again, white pepper, kiwi and fresh apples, maybe strawberries Quite some cinnamon from the wood, a little ginger The finish isnt too long, alas, and a little too drying. But the nose, the nose! 88 points
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