Deep gold in color. Very expressive aromas of apricot and ripe peach marmalade, honey and dried fruits and nuts. A rich palate follows through with apricot marmalade, nut oils, vanilla, and a sweet honeyed finish. A touch of bitterness shows up on the end.
Light gold in color. A lovely aromatic nose reveals aromas of candied summer orchard pit fruits, apricot marmalade, orange zest, honeysuckle and cut flowers. A viscous palate follows through with waves of ripe apricots, nectarines and orange/tangerine oils with good acidity and a long off-dry finish. I am happy to have exercised patience in opening this bottle!
My 5th and final bottle (ah the good old days of PC Weekend specials of ZH for $45), and while it took a while, I can say with absolute certainty that the Rangen terrior has finally unfolded. Though ‘Indice 2’ you can pretty much lob the sweetness scale out the window, as we are now in the discussion realm of fiery Scotch like peat, not to mention color. As to be expected, massive and oily in texture. The finish was long and contained a slightly bitter finish that I found very appealing. Tiny bit of heat, but a very small nitpick. Should hold for another 3 to 5 years, but nothing to be gained by further age methinks.
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