Gordon & MacPhail - The MacPhail's Collection - Bunnahabhain 2006/2015
The palate is young and fresh with some light citrus roughness almost at first. After that the creamy and fruity notes appear and make it much like the nose. Roasted nuts, raisins, vanilla, cranberry, redcurrant and a light cassis note in the back. I find it to be a "light and young" palate at first, with liking the nose more. But then after some time the palate releases the thick sweet fruity, spicy and rich cake notes, revealing more of the casks used for maturation. Medium length sweet finish with notes of soft milk chocolate, vanilla, honey and fruit. Scoring it an 7,5 out of 10. A nice dram with some interesting notes for sure combined with this distillery but just misses something to make it sparkle. Maybe just a bit more ageing and wood interaction? Thanks Gordon & MacPhail for sharing a sample to try!