Ardbeg 30 Years old Very Old Ardbeg 40% NV
€ 2.100,00 (in Vat)
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Number||Bottle code LS67448|
Serge Valentin (91)
Nose: needs time after the two rather monstrous 1972s, but the delicacy in it and the subtle notes of smoked teas win us over. High-end lapsang souchong, pipe tobacco, pu-erh, a little marmalade and the subtlest earthiness.
Mouth: a marvellous blend of lime tree tea, mint, rosemary, hawthorn, liquorice allsorts and ‘smoky bubblegum’ (for lack of better terms). All delicacy and elegance.
Finish: relatively short, but so elegant…
Comments: an old lady that would have had a black belt in karate. As co-taster Sukhinder says, it’s getting better and better as we’re getting older.