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AN OA ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Unchillfiltered
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG)
Bright medium yellow colour. Intense, very smoky, complex, baked plum nose with some peaty notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, smoky, complex, fairly medicinal, rounded, well structured, intense, slightly spicy, ripe plum-peat flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat grippy finish. The first addition to Ardbeg's ongoing range for a decade when introduced in 2017, This An Oa Islay Single Malt REPEAT is a combination of spirits aged in Pedro-Ximenez Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels. It has 46.6% alcohol with a NEW lot number L70562 13/07/2018 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Last appeared in Vintages (***/***+) on September 1, 2018 at $127.95 and was Recommended. CSPC 539643
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
Region
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Complex, Intense, Smoky, Spicy
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Nose: Ardbeg at its driest and most sooty: a real acidic bite to the huge phenol...; Taste: sublimely textured with an immediate roll call of sugars, which had been absent on the nose. Being called \"Oa\", a dramatic part of Islay with the sheerest of cliffs falling vertically into the sea, you might expect a bit of a cliff hanger here. But instead the transformation from the delicate, molasses sugars into a softer vanilla is carried out on in the least demanding way and even the smoke makes no attempt to recreate the fog I have been caught in there myself. It is effortless and easy,like gear changes on an automatic car. It is also beautifully delicious...; Finish: more softly texture caramel, but with punchier spices; Balance: I'd never say \"whoa\" if someone poured me an Oa... Score - 95.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2018) Price $ 129.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 5, 2019
Cases bought 59 (6 bottles per case)

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