This is an 18 year Jameson blend from Midleton that is bottled at 40% ABV.
Nose: Very strong sour fruits up front with bold peach notes. Musty oak full of citrus juices – turning to a bit of fermented stone fruits after a bit. An odd nose that opens and closes at will.
Palate: Mango, sour grapes, and green raisins lead off with some damp cardboard notes coming through. Again, odd here but some nice mango/peach notes save it for me.
Finish: Peach at first fading into musty oak and green raisins.
Rating: 81/100 – Good, but a bit odd/all over the place for me.
Value for the money: These look to retail for around $100 or so, and I’d pass at that price. I’d buy a Yellow Spot instead for $20 less.