GlenDronach 1990 cask #2966, distilled 30th May 1990 and bottled in June 2012 as part of the 6th batch of GlenDronach single casks.
GlenDronach 22 yo 1990
(55,1%, OB 2012, PX sherry puncheon #2966, 539 btl.)
Nose: quite a punchy nose, with a boost of spices on top of the typical sherry notes. Moscovado sugar, plums, oranges and chocolate. Christmas cake. Honey. Roasted nuts. Cinnamon and nutmeg. It shows a slight sourness of red mosto and wine vinegar too.
Mouth: lots of grapes and raisins, pipe tobacco and red fruit jam. Spicy wood. Sweet and sour oranges. Mon cheri and Ginjinha. Again quite some cinnamon, nutmeg and a little pepper.
Finish: long, still some cherry brandy notes, with a peppery edge, nutty notes and raisins.
A good one, with a balanced amount of sweetness / sourness / oakiness. Clean, fresh and vibrant. Around € 130, still available.