Nose has an elegant sherry character, with heavy plums, cherries. After some time malty qualities emerge. Palate is bigger and sweeter than the 12 year, and slight notes of fennel join the deep fruits and dried berries. Finish is long and continues the theme. This is quite good stuff... the fact that it pairs well with mu-shu gives you an idea of the flavor profile. It's worth noting that at the Dalmore tasting I was at, this seemed to be the most-enjoyed whisky of the night. B/B+
N: Deep and rich, dried apricots, dates, and other fruits lurk underneath some Asian sauce notes (soy and plum). P: Big round fruity sherry, balanced between sweet and dry. F: Some dry spicy notes emerge. Dalmore was one of those malts that was sort of off my radar, I had never tried (a modern) one that made me want to explore the brand more deeply. This one has peaked my interest. A really nice sherried malt.
P: Mouthfeel is thin but the taste is full. Definitely not a quiet oaky Dalmore. Hint of tap water that tastes like pipes (old house) with a strong dose of lemon orange and plum. Finish seems to coat the mouth and linger for a long time, although the flavor quality diminishes. Solid B
Ripe plum, vanilla wafer cookie, I appreciate the sherry cask (more mature). Candied orange, chai spice, brown butter toffee. Light body and lack of density hurt this for me; too "smooth". Mandarin duck plum sauce and oak finish.