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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Not presented at the press preview in the LCBO lab. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on June 9, 2012 at $145.95 and was an Explorer Selection. Here is my tasting note: Light yellow gold colour. Complex, spicy, very slightly smoky, sweetish, caramel-plum nose. Intense, expansive, slightly peppery spicy, bright, ripe plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, very faintly smoky, vanilla-tinged finish. CSPC 366963
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***(92 points)
Not Presented For Evaluation By LCBO
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: One of the finest Balvenie 15 year olds I've 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 doesn't 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, Whisky Advocate, Summer 2010) Price $ 163.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 6, 2013
Cases bought 29 (3 bottles per case)

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