Prisset 15 year old VSOP, 40%

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Prisset 15 year old VSOP, 40%

Postby numen » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:50 pm

from a purchased sample

Nose: Waxy apricots, peaches, and flower petals. Rather light and luscious honey with some orange rind, anise/menthol, vanilla steeped in it. A few estery off-sweet notes that draw in some more of the wood. Just a little sweet. It's generally pleasant, though on the whole rather linear, while giving a vibe of just a pinch of sugar. Youngish, but not too young.

Palate: Honey, orange pith/zest, flowers, and some granular sugar. There's obviously been some water added, but it's not painful. Zesty bitterness keeps it in line, even if it's on wet oak barrel and a little loud at times.

Finish: Bitter, waxy, and elements of the fruit, but it's rather limpid now. Just another fairly standard offering with fairly standard characteristics with decent composition, but without any pizzazz or verve. C

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