Eigenschaften und Herkunft
It's hard to make much better at this age. Well, it's probably impossible
Diese erste Schweizer Exklusivabfüllung ist dem Schweizer Arzt, Naturforscher, Altphilologe, Humanist, Polyhistor und Enzyklopädist Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) gewidmet.
Notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
Colour: straw. Nose: a pretty similar profile, with this creamy barleyness, the overripe pears, all the syrups, the discreet feintiness (an asset actually, or it won't further age gracefully)? and whiffs of porridge from a good house. All fine. With water: barley and fudge, plus preserved peaches and pears. What I really enjoy a lot is that the vanilla is kept at bay. Remember, vanilla kills spirits (I think). Mouth (neat): full-flown youth with perfect pastry-like flavours, Danishes, syrups, peach jam? With water: great. Hay, pears, apples, creamy barley. Love the taste of barley in my malt whiskies. Finish: medium, on the very same notes. A touch of earth in the aftertaste, always welcome. Comments: a slightly creamier version of the Kilver, which I enjoyed just a touch better. It's hard to make much better at this age. Well, it's probably impossible.
SGP:541 - 82 points.