The core, NAS (no-age-statement) expression in the revised Mortlach range that was launched in 2014. Generally unavailable in SA. Bottled at 43.4%. (500ml)
Nose: First showing a fruity tang of red plum, peach and blackberry. Then dryer with a smooth, nutty layer underneath and a buttery Madeira cake.
Palate: Stunning. Sweet, tongue-coating and fiery, then chewy on the mid-palate; gingery and tangy too, dense orchard fruits alongside a light gaminess.
Finish: Soft, coating and surprisingly sweet, with blackcurrant and drying yet silky-smooth tannins. Later, chilli-accented dark chocolate.