18 Years Old Côte Rôtie Limited Edition

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 180
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Brand: Aberfeldy, John Dewar & Sons
Expression: 18 Years Old Côte Rôtie Limited Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Dried red apple, freeze-dried strawberries, furniture polish, blueberry and honey-glazed granola.
Palate: Medium bodied. Orchard fruits, predominantly red apple, are joined by bramble crumble and then cashew nut, evolving into savoury oyster mushroom.
Finish: Long. Nutty and somewhat savoury. In time, this fades and red apple remains. Slightly drying as tannins make an appearance.
Comment: A pleasant dram that improves with time in the glass.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Heathery notes, with cream, almost verging on cottage cheese. Oat cakes, blueberry compote, orange fruit jellies, glacé cherries and raisin.
Palate: Meaty at first, like pork chops on a barbeque - salty. Slightly waxy, rubber stoppers, damp leaves on the ground, corn oil, pencil sharpenings and sage.
Finish: Chilli heat and rubbery green notes wrap up a medium finish. There’s a little menthol at the end, too.
Comment: I fell in love with the nose, but the palate lacks a little of the complexity I was expecting.
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Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross, Highland, Scotland
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