Nose: Fruity, zesty and aromatic. A classy, delicate nose that reminds me of a nice chilled sauvignon blanc or torrontes. Slightly oily too.
Palate: Juicy, a little waxy and a tiny bit of spice. This is a superb whisky. The sign of a great blend is that it is the sum of all its parts. You don’t taste any individual whisky, more like a fantastic recipe. This blend is seamless.
Nose: Streuth. This is really good, straight off the bat. Rich spiced notes, mix with plum pudding, stewed rhubarb, cherry compote and aromatic cedar wood smoke. Superbly balanced. The vanillas start to creep in on the fruit given a little time in the glass and notes of orange oil grab your attention.
Palate: Very oily and thick on the palate. heavily fragranced, with baked oranges, subtle notes of caramel shortcake, orange sherbet and gentle smoke. With water, cereal notes develop, with cherry jam and fudge.
Finish: More stewed fruit, with a lingering note of the the wonderfully aromatic smoke.
Palate: A strong sweet and elegant Speyside style. It has a rich, dark and intense flavour that rewards those who take the time to savour it.
Stewed fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines give Johnnie Walker Platinum Label its waxy, fruity and sweet taste mixed with slight drying astringency with subtle smokiness.