The Dalmore

Vintage Port Collection 1998

ABV 44%
REVIEWED Issue 148
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Expression: Vintage Port Collection 1998
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 44%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Barley sugar sweets, icing sugar, drying sherry notes. Spicy with pickled peaches and sandalwood. Then red apples dipped in brown sugar, salted caramel popcorn.
Palate: That lovely spice prickle from the nose is here, fermented plums. Salted caramel. Plenty of sherry notes, not quite a bomb but more of a creamy and gentle beast.
Finish: Swift but then sweetness follows after it.
Comment: All roads lead to gentle lovely sherry, big, rich and morish. One for autumn.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Maple syrup, strawberry jam. Malted milk biscuits. That maltiness lingers in an earthy, vegetative sort of way. Sandalwood. Slightly musty and yet perfumed. An oddity.
Palate: Mealy, curious. Weetabix. Pouring honey. Soreen Malt loaf. Fruit cake. Raisins and figs, with some redcurrants, cloves, all spice and ginger. Malted milk biscuits.
Finish: Short, winey, with the malt loaf returning - and just a touch tannic.
Comment: It’s a bit all over the place, though it remains very pleasant indeed.
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