Long Pond Sample X 20 Years Old Joint Botteling with The Duchess Cask 1 60.1% 2001
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Typical LPS ester range 400-550
Serge Valentin (90)
Colour: white wine. Nose: I'm not too sure, is this Exxon, British Petroleum or Total? You got it, it is very benzine-y, as well as very salty, briny, coastal, and old-ship-like. Tar, spent oils, olives… With water: saffron, brake dust, carbon, tarred olives, anchovies, even urchins… Mouth (neat): whoosh, more tar, oils, rotting bananas and olives (both green and black), all that at a murderous strength. No, we'll never get used to 60+! With water: back to gentler bananas and various tropical fruits about to rot. Right, okay, you're right, to ferment. Finish: long, perfectly salty. Olives filled with anchovy paste. I'd kill for that. Comments: massive and as good as it gets. Oh well, let's say it, I love it.