Daftmill Single Sherry Cask 039/2006 57.4% 2006
€ 1.395,00 (in Vat)
|Bottled for||Berry Bros & Rudd|
|Cask Type||Oloroso Sherry Cask|
Serge Valentin (90)
The first ex-sherry Daftmill we’ve ever tried!
Nose: wow! Chocolate sauce and Maggi (says Angus, who’s really delighted now), black olive bread, dry black raisins, bitter herbs, Jägermeister, walnut wine, fruity black coffee, sultanas… It is a wonderful nose! With water: chopped dates, more of this miso thing, coffee cake, sweet biltong, lovage and parsley, dried mushrooms, cigarette ashes, Chinese green tea… Truly wonderful.
Mouth (neat): really rich, bitter in a good way, with herbal extracts, cough syrup, rancio, more of this big savoury umami, litres of green walnut liqueur (nocino), a lot of pepper too, tar liqueur… Angus also finds strawberry wine. For some modern sherry cask, it’s impressive. With water: a lot more green walnuts says Angus, dried rosemary, and a sensation of sour cherry beer (Kriek). Maybe some hessian and certainly some speculoos, Demerara rum…
Finish: much longer as well, with some chocolate and an appetizing bitterness. Prunes, tobacco…
Comments: these kinds of clean yet bold distillates take sherry the best. This is more proof. The level of complexity is noticeably higher than with the bourbon casks.