Wine Society Speyside 12yo | 40.0% | Speyside
Meet #89 | 30/09/17 | Hosted by Phil
A couple of lower-cost bottles from the Wine Society do battle against eachother, then a SMWS bottle gets added to the mix to see how it compares in both price and complexity (and value?).
Nice, gluey - an undertone of U-hu. Wood varnish. Leafy greens. Juicy. Raisins. Hazelnuts, perry. Sweet, spicy Christmas! Rum and raisin ice cream, brandy butter, foreign nuts. Marzipan. Rich, Baileys.
Burnt sesame seeds, melted raspberry ripple. Madness, cheap plonk. Black pepper. Quite watery. Finding it hard to think of a taste... quite salty. Mango, touch of sour like a Belgian beer. Treacle. Disappointingly hollow, watery spiced rum. Watermelon sweets, maybe jolly ranchers?. A little vacant, with a slightly fake sweetness.
| A mystery malt from the Wine Society... (3 photos)
Slight rubber. Treacle again - something toasted! Toasted treacle. Long, mellow finish. Sour. Vacant still.
I quite like this. It's pretty fruity, but just a little insubstantial in body and flavour.
67 / 100