Port Ellen 1982 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 27 Years Old 43% 1982

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Distillery Port Ellen
Bottler Gordon & MacPhail
Serie Connoisseurs Choice
Bottled for
Distilled date 09.1982
Bottling date 09.2009
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 27
Cask Type Refill Sherry Casks
Cask Number Bottle code JI/AABI, JI/AACJ
Alcohol percentage 43%
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect

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Serge Valentin (87)

Probably more roundness to be expected from this older expression. Colour: full gold. Nose: there is a wee grassy side to this one too (and turmeric) but other than that, almond cake and triple-sec are having the upper hand this time, as well as chestnut and heather honeys, which just always works in my book. Tangerines and a little camphor are also adding to this lovely combination. With water: I wouldn't say it changes much, except that even more of some earthy citrusness rose to the surface. Mouth (neat): this eucalyptus plus curaçao composition is a little unusual but it works. Timut pepper, touches of cedarwood, quince syrup, cinnamon, citron liqueur, a touch of myrtle liqueur too… Are we in Corsica? Pace e salute! With water: we're very close to the Sansibar, just a little leafier yet. Turmeric and bitter almonds too, mint and verbena tea, lime-flower tea… Finish: medium, pretty grassy and almondy. Comments: they tended to converge once reduced. Very fine drops, with a grassy/rustic side that's not always to be found in Glenrothes. The casks, I suppose…

Port Ellen - 1982 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 27 Years Old 43% 1982

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