12 March 2014

07/03/2014 Two lunch drams

Unlikely finds in a secret lunch spot. Of course, I take advantage while I can.
Here is a clue
Brie buttery
Rosebank 1991/2009 (43%, GMP Connoisseurs Choice, Sherry Cask, JI/JABB): nose: citrus, grassy garden full of flowers. Not very complex, but incredibly fresh. An hour later, subtle, yet unexpected sherry notes emerge: coffee and orange rinds. Mouth: honey, flowers, mango juice with a dash of lemon -- superb, if a little thin, perhaps. Finish: more honey and fruit (peach), milky, light and easy. One would drink litres of this! 9/10

'The salmon mousse!'
Brora 1982/2008 (43%, GMP Connoisseurs Choice, Refill Sherry Butt): nose: very earthy, big farmyard scents, ploughed fields, a light coal mist, far in the back. This is very pleasant indeed! A tractor's exhaust pipe. Mouth: bold for its 46%. Ashy, earthy, yet creamy and mellow at the same time. A great sponge cake. Finish: long, long, long. Would benefit from a higher ABV, but otherwise terrific. Black tea, earth, ground coffee beans. Looking forward to trying this one again. 8/10

With that, we have a brie and cranberry buttery (a sort of hot croissant) and salmon pâté with a lentil salad. Then a piece of cake. A hail storm falls from the sky while we are there, then it is grand sunshine again.

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