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SUPERNOVA THE ULTIMATE ISLAY SINGLE MALT Islay
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG
Not presented at the press/consultants preview in the LCBO lab. CSPC 406215
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
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TASTING NOTE: Nose: youthful, punchy and spicy; vanillas and bananas add a sweetness to the molten peat; Taste: an explosion of sharp citrus and grassy malt. Not quite what was expected but the smoke and spices cause mayhem as they crash around the palate: eye-watering, safety harness-wearing stuff; Finish: the oak has a bitter-ish surprise but soft sugars compensate. Elsewhere the smoke and spice continues its rampage; Balance: there are Supernovas and there are Supernovas. Some have been going on a bit and have formed a shape and indescribable beauty with the aid of time; others are just starting off and though full of unquantifiable energy and wonder have a distance to travel. By comparison to last year's blockbusting Whisky Bible award winner, this is very much in the latter category. Score - 93.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2014) Price $ 335.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 21, 2015
Cases bought 18 (6 bottles per case)

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