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Whisky Reviews for Speyside 1989 LEG
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.43 points
- Tried this multiple times now, at the first try it didn't convince me. Had to try it a few times before I could enjoy this dram.
Not sure what it is but several of the Le Gus't bottling improve a lot with some additional air. Open a bottle pour a few drams and set the bottle aside for few months. The whisky improves a lot.
High age and high ABV seem to be a weird combination.
As for this Burnside? I stand with my score but that is the average score of several sessions. It is a good one but for me really depends on the moment.
- Lots of power, honey, very rich obviously a lot of complexity with age. No woody too present.
Especially a lot of fun, short to discover!
- An old style fino sherry, very good.
- Color: pale gold, golden reflections.
Fruit, white fruit, pear, an impression of harlequin candy, magnificent. It's fresh, it's very tasty, passion fruit.
The nose reminds me of some Speyside 73.
There is some nuts, a light touch of almond and nuts, and roasted malt.
Palate: explosion of flavors! Very well done. Very complex, alcohol very present which gives a spicy side that was not especially on the nose. A touch of pepper.
Finish: medium on fruit and almond.
Comments: a perfectly integrated alcohol.
A perfect nose, if we had to retain two flavors, it would be this superb pear wrapped in almond and harlequin candy.
- Few comments on this bottle yet very (too?) Well rated. If the information that circulates is good, it is a teaspooned Balvenie.
Tasted in sample.
The nose is on wood, white pepper, dust and dehydrated fruits (apricot, currants). After aeration, the fruits gain in greediness with a candied / honeyed side
First soft and velvety (for a few seconds), it becomes progressively more aggressive. Ouch! Alcohol sends and is unbalanced. Some herbaceous notes bring freshness but are very quickly overshadowed by the spices then the sweetness (finally!) Of the honey. It's almost violent ... and unusual (the lack of integration of alcohol) for Le Gus't!
The finish is long. It becomes sweet after the attack on the second mouth.