Mannochmore 1999 (Gordon & MacPhail)

From a recent batch of Connoisseurs Choice bottlings: a Mannochmore 1999. A name that always gets me interested. The few expressions I’ve had were really good.



Mannochmore 1999 - Connoisseurs ChoiceMannochmore 18 yo 1999 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2018, refill sherry butt #10686, 670 btl.)

Nose: this peculiar fruitiness of strawberry marshmallows, rhubarb, a little kiwi. Watermelon candy. Apple juice and honey. Quite light and elegant, with a nice sweet and sour theme. Also whiffs of polished leather.

Mouth: the same candied fruitiness (grapes, sour cherries, strawberry) but with more oaky notes. Hints of vanilla. Rum and raisins. Growing ginger and liquorice.

Finish: medium, with oranges and oak. Some grassy touches and aniseed.

Maybe not totally successful but certainly interesting, with a few rather uncommon fruity notes. The complexity is not very high though and the oak takes over after a while. Around € 95 from for instance.

Score: 85/100