This is a 13 year Benrinnes that was matured in an Oloroso sherry butt for 13 years before being bottled at 53.5% ABV.
Nose: Fruit cake, walnuts, banana bread, butterscotch, and muddled fruits – dark, rich fruit notes permeate this sherry bomb.
Palate: Quite flinty with plums among a nutty malt, cocoa and cherry notes mixed with a lot of tannins.
Finish: Quite bitter from all the lingering tannins with a good amount of fruits lingering.
Rating: 88/100 – A very good, heavily sherried Benrinnes. I’m amazed at the color and flavors this has picked up after only 13 years.
Value for the money: Looks like this has been averaging around €150 at auction in recent months which is a pretty great price for what you’re getting.