Talisker 10 Years Old Pre Classic Malts Map Label 45.8% NV
€ 335,00 (in Vat)
|Serie||pre classic malt map label|
|Bottling date||Late 80's Early 90's|
|Region||Isle of Skye|
|Cask Number||Bottle code LLJA0001842|
|Condition||No Original Box Included!|
This a pre-Classic Malts period version.
This is an old vintage bottle and the closure may have deteriorated. When opening care should be taken. The item is sold as described.
Serge Valentin (92)
Colour: gold. Nose: my first reaction is that it smells like an old Ardbeg. Not violent but hugely peaty and medicinal, with lots of iodine, oysters, bandages, camphor, even a little eucalyptus. All that settles down after a moment, the whisky getting sort of calmer, developing on overripe apples, black pepper, vanilla, a little cinnamon and, here we go again, ‘fresh’ seaweed. And also a little coffee… and more and more pepper. Excellent and with a little ‘bottle ageing’ (don’t shoot at me) it got almost perfect.
Mouth: these apples try to make it onto your palate for a moment but it’s the peat that wins the first battle. Lots of it plus heavy liquorice, salt and pepper. Not exactly subtle but beautifully big. Well, it seems that the fruitiness (that does exist in the background) will never make it this time, as this Tasliker grows even saltier, more peppery as well, with also a faint minerality… And the finish is very long, always on peat – pepper – salt – liquorice… Superbly compact.