We’re already accustomed to (and grown fond of) these undisclosed sherried blended malts that have been presented by so many independent bottlers.
This one is a 2001 vintage from the Winter 2020 releases by The Whisky Agency.
Blended Malt 19 yo 2001 (45,8%, The Whisky Agency 2020, ex-sherry butt, 389 btl.)
Nose: quite fruity and rich, plenty of raisins and cinnamon cake, then butterscotch and marmalade. Red berries. A hint of mocha in the background, as well as a light earthy touch. Quite wide, clean and aromatic.
Mouth: more chocolatey notes now, as well as latte and walnut cake. Also hints of candied ginger and lots of black raisins. Light tobacco. A hint of leather and cinnamon again. Some blackberry or prune jam underneath. Pretty classic, with a good combination of darkness and fruity freshness.
Finish: medium, sweet, chocolatey. Cherries, plums and orange peel, with just a bit of modern oak in the very end.
A fine sherried dram, above all very drinkable because of the ABV. Chocolate and fruits, gentle pleasures. A very classic profile. Around € 100, I believe the last bottles are still out there.