El Dorado Skeldon 2000 Rare Collection 58.3% 2000
Gal Granov (87)
olor: very close to the Albion, dark mahogany and very fat
Nose: more closed, more wooded than the albion, this one does not remain any less good, it just needs more time.
The grilled molasses and burnt caramel appearance is there as on the AN, with a wooded side put forward as well as gunpowder.
The fruits are recessed but with time the banana arrives with the big blood orange.
The dark chocolate powder but also the mint and beautiful roasted notes come to complete the whole.
The set seems heavier, more austere than the Albion but it’s really not to displease me in fact.
Palate: pwaaa, it’s fat, captivating, woody, chocolatey, can be less sickening than the albion, more robust too.
A delicate bitterness is present intermixed with spices and always this aspect burned, grilled.
Vanilla, salted butter caramel and a slightly maderised side complete the picture.
The length is much more impressive than that of the Albion.
Conclusion: more austere, robust and heavy than the Albion, this one seems to me more accomplished although more linear without aeration.
The generosity it releases in the mouth with this superb bitterness is really nice … after, it costs a lot.