Blended Malt 2001 (Mancarella & DeinWhisky)

Blended Malt 2001 (Mancarella & DeinWhisky)

Another mysterious Blended Malt 2001, with pretty much the same specs as the Blended Malt from Liquid Treasures some time ago. My guess would be an Edrington malt base (Glenrothes, Macallan, Tamdhu…), but you never know. This time it was bottled by Mancarella as a joint bottling with DeinWhisky.de.  

 

Blended Malt 18 yo 2001 (46,1%, Mancarella 2019, joint bottling with DeinWhisky.de, sherry butt #7520, 344 btl.)

Nose: a nice profile with classic elements like sweet raisins and chocolate. Darker notes in the background (roasted chestnut, tobacco and coffee) but also brighter notes (tart orange peel, floral honey). Some black peppercorns. Good balance.

Mouth: same profile really, with more peppery notes up front, combined with liquorice and nutmeg. Dark chocolate and leather. Some herbal notes. There’s some blackberry jam underneath to round off the edges. Hints of roasted nuts and cinnamon towards the end.

Finish: quite long, slightly drier now, with herbal tea and cocoa.

A fine example of a contemporary sherry bomb, including fruits, spices and chocolate. Easy to like, really. Around € 90, still available from DeinWhisky.de.

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