90

Score

Pike Creek 21 year old Oloroso Sherry Cask-Finished, 45%

Price: $68 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Aromas of old books, ether, raspberries, and caramel, with some sharpness and muddiness. Sweet and malty, with maraschino cherries, it then develops a hot and vaguely bitter-sweetness, some dry barrel notes, mild spices, bananas, and shoe polish. The finish is slightly sweet and mildly fruity with a fleeting bitterness, some barrel notes, and pleasant, burning peppery spice. Not as lush as past releases or as tightly integrated. $90 CAD