Glen Moray 13 Year Old (SMWS 35.165 – Variety – the spice of life)
Cask Type: 1st Fill Ex-Chenin Blanc Hogshead
Outrun: 180 Bottles
Nose: Oily, white grape, smoke, rubber, tar, strawberry, blackberry, spice.
Palate: Oloroso nuttiness, almonds, rubber, tar, mineral, oak.
Finish: Long finish, tar, mineral, stone, charred wood, nutmeg, more spice.
Really funky, nothing like a Chenin Blanc wine, and nothing like a Glen Moray, the amber colour isn’t helping either.
Super funky nose and palate; full of smoky tar, rubbery notes throughout, with a touch of red berries on the nose, definitely would’ve guessed a funky red wine cask, such as Barolo (one of the top Italian red wines, known for having rubber notes in the wine, especially the matured ones).
The palate copies the nose, with a lengthy funky finish, full of mineral, charred wood, and spice. Weird but quite a character.