Longmorn 22 (Signatory Vintage TWE Selection 1992/2014 Cask #48488) Review

This is a TWE Selection 22 year Longmorn matured in an ex-sherry hogshead and bottled at 51.4% ABV.

Nose: Loads of spices with a lot of black pepper – dark chocolate covered cherries, fairly heavy oak, and almond extract.

Palate: Oak is heavy here again with muddled fruits and cocoa in background – the sherry influence is minimal and the palate seems rather closed off.

Finish: Bananas and bitter cocoa notes linger.

Rating: 83/100 – I had high hopes for this one as it was quite dark – I was expecting more of a sherry bomb, but the sherry is very tempered/minimal. Tastes much older than 22 years and not in a good way.

Value for the money: I think this was around $175-200 delievered from TWE and I would not buy again at that price.

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