Bunnahabhain XXV, 25 years, original bottling, 46.3% alc. Region: Isle of Islay, Scotland
Nose: First, a beautiful sherry nose with raisins and dark berry fruits, with nutty milk chocolate and mild coffee aromas, even slightly damp tobacco is one of the party. In the background hovers a slightly floral and sweet perfume note, which, however, does not seem obtrusive. The malt is rounded off by a dry and harmonious wood smoke note.
Palate: raisins, blackberries and dates. Again, the coffee flavors and some milk foam. The nut is stronger, then followed by strong winter spices, which, although the oak can come something, but not really look bitter. The dryness of the nose comes back, a touch of salty.
Finish: Long and pleasantly warming, molasses and raisins, tobacco and espresso. Towards the end with more oak wood.
Conclusion: A really good Bunnahabhain, which scores very strong with its beautiful sherry aromas and the round wood influence.
89/100 points (tasted 2015, about 245 €) Thanks to Daniel Buruck aka Peat Head for the generous sample! Publish on: www.facebook.de/notesofmalt