The Balvenie

PortWood 1989

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 27
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Specifications
Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: PortWood 1989
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Shy initially, then blossoms. Wood and fruit gracefully interlace. Muscat grape. Dates. Vanilla rice pudding. Carnations.
Palate: More wood than on the nose. Creamy. Sweet stewed plums. Oaky.
Finish: Quickly fades with sweet fruity notes.
Comment: Not the depth of the PortWood 21 Years Old, but thoroughly enjoyable.
7.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Sweet, quite winey, reminiscent of old Tavel rose. There's some honey, spices, charred fruits and red fruits. Subtle.
Palate: Soft and honeyed with a sweet redcurrant jelly flavour. Good weight and balance. A sweet gentle malt.
Finish: Soft.
Comment: Well-mannered and well-balanced.
7.8
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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