Duncan Taylor Octave The Huntly 1998 19 year old, 53.3%

Price: $150 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

This is really intriguing, with the vitality of fresh green shoots in spring, fresh-mown lawns, snow peas, pencil shavings, dragon fruit, beet chips, and the exotic scents of a spice market. The taste is gentle with lime, herbal notes, cream soda, generous buttery caramel, and some boisterous spices that loiter into the finish. A highly enjoyable bottle: one to dissect, discuss, and digest.