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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG
Light yellow amber colour. Intense, complex, smoky, sweet baked plum nose with some cedary-vanilla notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, intense yet harmonious, very bright, slightly spicy, ripe plum-caramel flavours with some salt toffee flavours and a lingering, crisp, smoky, vanilla-tinged finish. Last appeared in Vintages (not presented) on January 18, 2013 ISD at $166.95. CSPC 660860
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(96 points)
Smooth, Intense, Brilliant
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Dark amber color and brooding, smoky scent. Although intense peat is characteristic of Islay Scotches and Ardbeg in particular, here the smoke goes too far. It starts with lovely vanilla, brine and light smoke, but the peat party simply goes on far too long. Adding water softens the feel of this cask-strength Scotch, but does nothing to dampen the smoke. Score - 89 (Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2011) Price $ 170.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 8, 2014
Cases bought 49 (6 bottles per case)

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