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07 Jan 2012

Longmorn 1967 (G&M for JIS)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Longmorn

This is the second Longmorn 1967, bottled one year later by Gordon & MacPhail for Japan Import System. Much darker than the Longmorn 1967 for JIS reviewed yesterday.

 

18746Longmorn 43 yo 1967 (52,6%, G&M for Japan Import System 2010, Book of Kells, refill sherry butt #753, 393 btl.)

Nose: big, powerful, old sherry. Rum & raisins, plums, dried figs as well as fresher raspberry. Whiffs of menthol and oak polish. Leather. Milk chocolat. Some gentle smoke in the background. Mouth: beautiful balance of dark sherry notes (cherry liqueur, dark chocolate, bitter almonds), dark caramel, roasted nuts and fruits (sour cherries, raspberry). Big hints of coffee powder. A little verbena. Cinnamon and nutmeg. A salty note as well (liquorice). Some tannins. Finish: very long, on dried fruits and salty oak.

Very heavy sherry with obvious oak but no astringent woodiness! Completely different from the other 1967, but equally great nectar in my opinon. Thanks again, Johannes! Around € 350 in auctions.

Score: 92/100

Longmorn 1967 (G&M for JIS) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-07

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