Bring on the petits-fours.
Aged 21 Years, PortWood
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Perfumy, fruity. Passion fruit. Raisiny. Nutty dryness, marzipan.
Palate: Very complex. Toffee, creamy, winey, aniseed.
Finish: Long, cedary, dry.
Comment: Bring on the petits-fours.
Nose: Fruity and ripe; lovely and grapey yet smoky, too. Finely tuned.
Palate: Silkier than the other Balvenies, and with greater fruit and spice. Yet some how lacks their complexity.
Finish: Enormous. Wave upon wave of deep smoky/oaky notes. A slight hint of sap towards the finish, though, as the whisky heads in a bourbony direction.
Comment: The port wood has altered the shape of the whisky. The malt plays a less significant part, which means limited complexity.
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