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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Medium-light yellow gold colour. Very attractive, gently complex, slightly spicy, faintly smoky, ripe plummy-caramel nose. Dry, harmonious, very well structured, bright, ripe plummy flavours with an elegant, lingering, caramel-tinged finish. Even better than when it last appeared in Vintages (***) on March 8, 2011 at $124.95. Very impressive indeed. CSPC 366963
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***+(95 points)
Smooth, Bright, Elegant
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: One of the finest Balvenie 15 year olds Iíve tasted. The flavors are clean, well defined, confident, and beautifully balanced. Full malty foundation (with some ripe barley thrown in). Soft, creamy vanilla, honeycomb, bright fruit (orange, nectarine, lemon peel, hints of pineapple), with emerging dried vanilla, coconut, oak resin, and subtle anise. Polished oak finish. It doesnít have the depth that the classic older Balvenies have shown in the past, but what it does have, it has in spades. Beautiful! Score: 91 (John Hansell, Malt Advocate, First Quarter, 2010) Price $ 134.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 18, 2012
Cases bought 74 (3 bottles per case)

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