Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old vintage bottle 40% NV
Serge Valentin (82)
Colour: amber. Nose: quite winey at first. Lots of liquorice stick, a little sour. Cooked wine, wet leaves, humus. Cooked sour cream. Hints of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, ham. Quite unusual, much less rounded and sweet that the latest batches I had. Whiffs of smoke, parsley. The smoke gets stronger with time. Mouth: nice, balanced attack, quite smoky. Again, not as ‘gentle’ as expected. A little winey and slightly woody. Malty. Roasted peanuts, with a pinch of salt on the tongue. Hints of pepper. Rather long finish, on cooked fruits and soft tannins. Wow, this one’s got more body than its previous versions, it appears.