12 Apr 2012
Springbank 1964 (Samaroli)
Posted by: Ruben In: Springbank
Ah, the famous Springbank sherry style of the 1960’s… Even though they sometimes refer to this profile when describing recent expressions, nothing comes close.
Springbank 15 yo 1964
(45,7%, OB for Samaroli Import 1979, sherry wood, 75 cl, 360 btl.)
Nose: rich sherry, with a list of aromas including but not limited to: prune sauce, eucalyptus, leather, gingerbread, cherries, pine resin, wax, cigar boxes, old books, soft smoke… A very light metallic note and hints of dried mushrooms. Yes! Mouth: not too wide but nicely oily with a combination of sweet & sour cherries. Dates, figs, walnuts, some Grand Marnier notes and herbs. Tobacco and hints of smoke as well. Fading on lovely dark chocolate. Finish: long, on a drier sherry profile now.
Quite grand, this old Springbank from sherry wood, even though it was bottled at a relatively young age. The real thing indeed. Around € 750.