The often robust Teaninich gets a run out at young age. 9 years in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead. Light & Delicate profile.
Nose: Crisp and fresh with cotton sheets, gooseberries, greengade and cut garden herbs (reeds, flax and grass). There’s a chiselled precision here – indeed rather like a young fruity Riesling (sans the petrol). Reduction adds in stone fruit elements (apricot and peach), as well as whipped cream and underipe grapes.
Taste: Juicy fruits, but still with impeccable fresh precision – grapefruit, lemon peels, and fruit tea infusions are greeted by sherbet sugars, gingercake and a touch of spearmint. Water brings out the cask qualities – vanilla and sappy oak being added to the mix.
Finish: Medium with zingy citrus, wet limestone and fine-grade ceramics.
This Teaninich is precise, sharp and entirely on-point. It’s wonderfully refined at a mere nine years of age – entirely happy with its rock-hewn icy exactness. Recommended.