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Brora 3rd Release

Overall rating
93.10/100
votes
375
Whiskybase ID
WB427
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2004
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281018607
Added on
22 sep 2007 8:08 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2381.24

146 × in wishlist

375 × member ratings

377 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Brora 3rd Release

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.10 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Just tried the 1972 40 year Travel retail 59.1% OB so I thought I would do a head to head against the 2004 which is by common consent probably the peatiest of the official releases. Luckily I saved a bit from my last bottle.

    I think the nose on the 2004 is just about perfect, there is more peat on the palate on the 2004 30 year but the 1972 40 year has a little more depth of profile.

    I think the scores I gave them both of 95 each is fair when compared together on taste, there is really nothing in it other but the fact that you can buy 7 or 8 2004 30 year for the price of a single 40 year puts it into perspective.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Really, I can claim to have tasted the best Ardbegs around and I would actually add this one to the list. But it's Brora and one of the best too - of course one of my favorites!
    • Nose
      Rich, complex, honey, leathery, tropical fruits, and very special dragon fruit (with this little moldy touch), later on fresh citrus fruits, woody notes and so on... - Excellent!
    • Taste
      Very oily, thick, creamy, liquorice and an attack of peat and smoke - reminds me on some of the best Ardbegs. Nice sweetness balanced with some woody notes, citrusy and lemony notes - Superb!

      With water more peat and smoke comes out but also more lemony, fruitiness
    • Finish
      Long, warm and peaty, smoky

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Most of these Brora releases can take a lot of water and it definitely is worth playing around with different amounts. That's one of the reasons for my unusually high score, that this malt is not just uncommonly complex but highly entertaining too.
    • Nose
      The style in this one is oily, leathery weirdness like a saddlebag full of old tools. There is a perfume-y twist to the 2004 that makes the nose more 'full' or pungent than the 2006. It reminds me of an incense shop or some scent that would be marketed with a bullshit bingo of orientalism. Adding some water makes it disappear. This one's as deeply pounding on the wonderful peatiness as the 2006 but maybe a little 'wider'. There is some tropical fruit (mango?) in the background that is absolutely delicious, a juicy sugary note balancing the leathery turfiness.  
    • Taste
      First I thought I gave it too much water already because it took a while to develop into full form on the tongue. This peat burn that comes in late is  immense. It just stands right up and punches the roof of the mouth with this astounding soot blast. Some carbon and bone dry old wood. The constantly repeated descriptor 'oily' is so very accurate here. It's the oil & grease that put everything together in the body. Unlike the oiliness of crappy blends which serves as insulation between you and the whisky's actual taste this just takes control of the entire mouth and distributes the power evenly across the palate, then helps it sink in. Less wax and more citrus and herbs than in 2006.
    • Finish
      This one needs quite a lot of water to open up but it has immense depth and power hiding in it. The finish just goes on and on and on with the soot acquiring a coppery edge while receeding from more oily to a more woody sensation.

  4. NeroGatto scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    24 !! The nose is smoke and canned pineapples in buttery fish beat through it???????? The taste is the lightest smoke and fruity explosion !!! Maybe they poured Bomo into the bottle?)) The aftertaste is long and sweet !!! 24.25.24.24

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Strong, very balanced and delicate gradation of aromas. Outstanding Brora!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Fine peat, ginger, honey, some petrol, menthol, used leather, orange and lemon. High complexity, very well balanced at high intensity.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Fine smoke, citric, petroleum honey and variously spicy. Oily, creamy, warming, nice sweetness, very dense and full of body. Well balanced at very high intensity
    • Finish
      95 95
      Honey, smoke, citric, transformer lacquer. Strong, long, balanced finish

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    WoW just did a blind tasting of that one and thought it was an early 70s single cask ardbeg! It has been said again and again but that’s one of the most beautiful whisky ever bottled, the precision is amazing

  7. MaltNerd scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Blue cheese, farm, smoke, dried apples, vinaigrette, balsamico, green olive paste, cooked shrimps, bbq sauce, ointment....
    • Taste
      oily, creamy and powerful. Sweet toffee, caramel, smoked ham, strawberry-apple compote, hard candies, grapefruit, thick honey and peat.... phenomenal.
    • Finish
      toffifee, salt, smoke, with a powerful grapefruit finish.

  8. Imp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Classic 1-st half of 1970s Brora at its best: complicated nose, powerful taste and finish, wax and wool, hints of smoke, clay, fish.

  9. OJK scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Green olives in brine, cow manure, lemon, honey, smoked eel, some floral candy, earl grey tea leaves, and sweet herbal smoke on the nose. The aromas are perfectly balanced yet still agressive in their elegance. Beautiful oily texture on the palate, bringing in some toffee and lemon sponge cake as new elements to join the flavours carried through from the nose. Milk chocolate and salted fudge are the latest additions as we enter the finish, which is a full symphony of the same flavours, again perfectly balanced yet so assertive. A feisty yet elegant dram with so much character, with the nose a particular standout.

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Another legendary Brora from early '70
    • Nose
      94 94
      Perfect match of raw coal and sweet toffee
    • Taste
      95 95
      Creamy and waxy. Salt and pepper. Burnt sugar in orange peels
    • Finish
      94 94
      Everlasting. Delicate amd consistent peat sweetening the throat

  11. ConvalRen scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Hmm delicious, I'll get back to the full review another time
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  12. Zinni scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Very, very high art of painting ... unfortunately now almost unaffordable.
    • Nose
      Sweating horse, cold pipe smoke and vanilla perfume ... sounds strange, but it's awesome: D After a while in the glass, the sherry influence still clearly comes through, plus salted caramel and increasingly strong peat.
    • Taste
      Sweet old sherry, furniture polish, beeswax and clear peat.
    • Finish
      Powerful start, vanilla and then fat smoke on the palate, eternal aftertaste.

  13. HokkaidoUni did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    2005 Euro at Whiskyauction June 2021

  14. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A recognizable Brora profile. A fresh, juicy green apple that had just been cut and splashed with juice, lime honey, a little smoke in the distance. For some reason, I remembered the movie Terrence Malick Days of Heaven. And I understood why it is-the field flavors pop up in the juice itself-when the harvest is being harvested. And in the same weather that was in the movie.
    • Nose
      91 91
      So, a fresh green juicy apple, a little later lime honey, a little bit of bitterness from the seeds of this apple, a little dry stems.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste is sweet, honey, early autumn, yellow ripe fruit. The same subtle bitterness from the seed, the imperishable sweetness. Perfect taste.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The aftertaste is sweet, fruity, turning into a small smoke, the ash from a cigarette, which you tried to treat heartburn.

  15. Squinugie scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  16. bcrossan scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Great farminess. Lots of peat. Amazing balance. Could drink this forever

  17. bcrossan scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Amazing complexity. Just the right amount of peat and funk. Great mouth feel and bite

  18. JeanChan scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  19. Seanzhang scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  20. ded scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Outstanding!

  21. LDB scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This is an exception, even if I found the 1st release a tad better.
    Having had a small sample leaves me satisfied to awe in any case.
    • Nose
      94 94
      As with the 1st release, there is also a good portion of peat smoke with the 1974, with BBQ fruit made from grilled mango, lemon and pineapple. The whole thing is phenomenally balanced and tightly interwoven, with oil and honey marinade just about fitting.

      After a while, the smoke subsides in favor of a flavoring that contains old poster paint, leather grease and remains of tropical wood.

      With 2 drops of water, the nose reveals almost no smoke at all, instead lemon, wax and clay pots fresh from the turntable.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow, the best olive oil with lemon thyme, how delicious is that? So completely oily and spicy and yet by no means tickling, I don't think I had a malt in my glass. 55.6%
      Not noticeable. The smoky spiciness from the beginning comes through more now, interesting!

      Even with H²O, the rich oiliness is retained, the smoke is a bit more pronounced, but citrus fruits and mineral notes gain in importance, so there is more of a pure distillery character, I would say.
    • Finish
      91 91
      It's a promenade and a proudly waving going away, but not just an exit! Everything about the aromas is reviewed intensively, after a few minutes (!) The oak barrel spirit creeps in with a bitter-sweet farewell note.

  22. bakerman scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Farmy, medicinal, light peat, sweet and a little greenish (olives?) on the nose. After 10 minutes kippers wrapped in bandages join the party :-) Taste is smoky, peaty, sweet and with a little pepper. The finish fades away on iodine, salt and pepper.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  23. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Brora 71 &72 Douglas Laing v 72 Rare Malts x2 x v 75 Rare Malts v 74 3rd release OB v 75 Samaroli Coilltean 1975 Glen Garioch.

    Old Brora H2H + Glen Garioch

    Tasted in this order

    Brora 1971 29 year 50% 210 bottles Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask
    Brora 1972 29 year 51% 228 bottles Douglas Laing Platinum Selection
    Brora 1972 22 year 58.7% Rare Malts OB
    Brora 1972 22 year 61.1% Rare Malts OB
    Brora 1974 30 year 56.6% 3rd Official Release
    Brora 1975 20 year 60.75% Rare Malts OB
    Glen Garioch (Coilltean) 1975 57% 480 bottles Samaroli Flowers 13 year

    This line will be right on the edge of my limit but there are mini H2H of the Douglas Laing and the 1972 Rare Malts and as I have score the 75 RM the same as the 72 before so threw that one in. The 3rd release Brora is by comment consent the best of the 30 year official releases though I think the 2005 & 2006 are just as good and the Glen Garioch is the leveller, I have scored it the same if not better that the RM 58.7% last time and is similar to Brora and a beast of a malt, I call it the punisher and remember it is only approximately 13 years old

    I rate Brora higher than any of the Islay distilleries, there is peat and then some. but it’s not just about the peat, Brora has for me anyway a greater depth pf profile than the best Islay Malts,
    But look at the young Geerie, that is a match for anything.

    The 1972 RM 58.7% reigns supreme closely followed by the 3rd annual release and the young Glen Geerie shows its quality & power, I wonder what the Gerrie would have been like with another 10 years of maturation the mind boggles

    RESULT
    1 Brora 1972 22 year 58.7% Rare Malts OB
    2 Brora 1974 30 year 56.6% 3rd Official Release
    3 Glen Garioch (Coilltean) 1975 13 YR 57% 480 bottles Samaroli Flowers
    4 Brora 1972 22 year 61.1% Rare Malts OB
    5 Brora 1975 20 year 60.75% Rare Malts OB
    6 Brora 1972 29 year 51% 228 bottles Douglas Laing Platinum Selection
    7 Brora 1971 29 year 50% 210 bottles Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

    Tasting notes are on the distillery pages

  24. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with 3 drops of water.
    Perfectly balanced, lovely
    • Nose
      94 94
      Smokey, ashy, peaty, hints of fruit like orange & grapefruit.
      The peat & orange notes grow in the glass mixed with ginger.
      The smoke notes increase and there it is the classic Brora farm yard smell, stables, hay. mud etc etc.
      I would put this nose right between the 58.7% & 61.1% Rare Malts bottles.
    • Taste
      95 95
      The peat has almost cut my tongue in two but there is also a little bitterness that I do not believe I have detected in the 2004 before?
      Great mouthfeel, very spicy, pepper, peat, a little salt, orange, apricot.
      Great balance with waves of peat returning and it is actually more peppery than anything else (black pepper)
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, remaining fresh and peaty until the end

  25. InbhirNis scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sampled at Boisdale Canary Wharf. The end of a long session, I probably wasn't at my freshest.
    • Nose
      Immediately lovely - farmy, rubbery, slightly reminiscent of Port Ellen. Becomes slightly sweeter, by degrees and in waves, rounder too. Drying hay.

      With water: seashore, shellfish note. Sharp, fruiter tang. Wet wool.
    • Taste
      Upfront, complex peat, acrid but slightly sweet. Mouth-coating and syrupy.

      With water: bright and smoother. Slight elastic band. Farmy, peaty and lively to the end. Sweet edge, lovely balance.
    • Finish
      Very long, deep peat smoke and embers, the aftertaste remains clear two hours later! Rich and satisfying.

  26. troyk890 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    My favorite of the special releases I've tried.

  27. daverdaz scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  28. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Out of 9 high scoring bottles on the base this Brora came in 7th, still a very good dram bearing in mind the competition. 

    The highest rated whisky on WB was 3rd. 

    Result    1 - Glenfiddich  1956 Intertrade 

    2nd -  Glenlochy 1965 SV   

    3rd - Springbank 1969 SV   

    4th -  Black Bowmore 1st edition  

    5th - Blair Athol MI   

    6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium   

    7th - Brora 2004   

    8th - Glenglassaugh   

    9th - Glendronach 

    Full details on `The head to head whisky thread for tastings (H2H)`. dated 20th August 2017  https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h

  29. Sidney87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  30. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Brora H2H
    2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Brora 30 year OB along side Clynelish 12 year 56.9% Edward & Edward White label bottled 1973.

    I have been meaning to do this for some time unfortunately I had no 2007 30 year. All 5 Brora OB in Glencairns the Clynelish in a Tulip.
    The Clynelish is here because for me its  Brora, distilled in the Brora Stills about 1960 and I will put the tasting notes for this in the Brora section, also for some reason never bothered doing a tasting note for the 2003 before.

    Nose
    05 – 1st  similar to Clynelish
    73 -  2nd Clynelish –
    04 – 3rd
    06 – 4th
    02 – 5th
    03 -  6th

    First nosing
    02 better than 03, 04 more powerful and peaty, 05 similar to 04 but less peat and more elegant, -06 similar to 05, clynelish 73 more waxy and fruity.

    2nd nosing
    04, 05, 06 very similar now, 
    02 & 03 similar, less expressive more fruity than peaty, clynelish more fruity

    Palate
    02 – creamy & peaty
    03 – Fruity & peaty
    04 -  Very sweet, beautifully balanced and the peat is there
    05 – weaker compared to the 04 at first but this one is very subtle more creamy but less expressive on the palate than the 04.
    06 – Siimilar to the 05 but peat is louder in this one
    Clynelish, waxy, peaty & fruity

    04, - 1st
    05, - 2nd
    06, -3rd
    02 -  4th
    03 – 5th          

    The clynelish I could not decide but probably in the middle of these 5 on rating but the profile is obviously different.

    There really is not much to chose from all are great but palate wise the 2004 30 year Brora is the best because until then I would have said the 2005 was my favourite 30 year Brora OB but that why they need comparing together.

  31. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  32. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  33. GIORGOS scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    The best whisky i have tasted until today.
    I hope i ll rate higher another at future.

  34. The Macallan scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    N: lovely sherry, briny oily notes

    P: drying spices with a touch of salt

    F: quite powerful, but very relaxing

    C: Tasted it with society of coinnoisseurs. Fabulous dram

  35. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, waxy, oily, leathery and smoky - all very balanced. This one is still my favorite Brora despite having tasted the famous Brora 1972 22yo UD 58.7%...

  36. Black Widow scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1060,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  37. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  38. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Nose - more expressive, still christmas cake/spice, show polish, still some orange, sweet notes, but also coal dust????. This is lovely.

    Palate - Peat less pronounced now, burnt notes again, farmy, cow dung???, fudge.

    Finish - Massive

    I would say this is an excellent Brora. There is something unique about the Brora profile that I have never found in any other whisky. Some people say it is the farmy notes, dung etc ( in a good way). I got the farmy notes this time and possibly the dung but with Brora I never truly know what to call these farmy notes. I think in the mix is the peat and smoke but there is something else that I have trouble describing to be honest.
    This is a whisky to be savoured that is for sure and I am not convinced that my palate is tuned enough to take everything in.
    Do I like this , oh yes certainly. It probably has just slightly to much peat for me but it is very refined for such a high strength whisky and the level of peat probably adds to the sweetness and compliments it nicely.
    In summary, an excellent Brora and a whisky you would be hard pushed to better from any distillery . This is certainly one of the finest whiskies I have tasted. I still think I enjoyed the 2007 release a little more though.
    • Nose
      Orange, spice, Christmas cake, brine, show polish, mustard, fudge, wood varnish. There is alot going on here.
    • Taste
      My first impression was a bitter after taste but then I got the at Brora farmy note. It is very spicey, the peat is definately there but not overpowering, some burnt notes.
    • Finish
      Does not stop, lasts for ages.

  39. Bishlouk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Waxy, grassy nose. Syrup and compote of honey. Very light ash smoke. Sweet spices. The nose develops well with time. Palate: Tree sap, white fruit syrup. Final: Ash, light and very peppery smoke. Clove. Verdict: More linear and less typical. He frankly left me hungry. (note made as part of a F2F of all official Brora 30 years)

  40. fop scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Best I ever tasted yet. Can whisky tast better. Have a better balance? Wonderfull, what a treat......96

  41. Dede scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Welcome to the farm !! It feels the stable, the dung, the wet dog ... and peat of course! A rich, powerful peat enriched with medicinal notes, firewood and sea spray. Then nice notes of citrus make their appearance: bitter orange, lemon, even quinquina (a little Indian Tonic side), something a little earthy too (gentian). But beyond the aromas and complexity, what marks is the enormous magnitude of this nose. What aromatic power !!!
    • Taste
      The attack is less powerful than that of 2005, but we find quickly a nice power in the middle of the mouth. The texture is also a little less oily. On the other hand, the peat is perhaps even more forward, but also thinner, more complex. Lemon is more present, licorice a little less. Beautiful notes menthomées bring a freshness absent from 2005. White pepper too, as well as salt. The f2f is very interesting here, because if the two aromatic profiles are finally very close, they express themselves differently. A bit like listening to a symphony of Beethoven led by two great chefs of different temperament. In both cases, we have a great time!
    • Finish
      A little shorter than the 2005, and in the continuity of the mouth, peat, lemon, white pepper.

  42. zby0001 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  43. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  44. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, tary, yeast
    • Taste
      Delicate, smoke, oily, licorice, sweet, creamy
    • Finish
      Long, pepper, lemon

  45. wheatfield scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Golden straw pour.  Nose is coastal of course, oyster shells, medicine bottle, quite pungent and really a great bright grain expression with waves of smoked peat.  Even a drop in the mouth is layering and evolving.  Unfolding peat, a smoldering grain, round feeling.  Golden raisins, ripe banana, mango.  Pleasantly coastal and again very pungent.  Quite waxy also -- this needs some time to open but once it does it sings.  After really letting it open it's magnificent.  Thick feel, luscious and coating. Lots of sea brine and citrus fruits, farmyard, layers of smoked peat.  I love this stuff.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  46. Toemi scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  47. cuhp scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very floral, honey, silky smoke, green apples, sweet licorice
    • Taste
      Sweet licorice,
      honey, smoke, pears 
    • Finish
      Salt, licorice, smoke, honey, long intense finish, cigar box, hazelnuts

  48. PortElfen scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  49. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N: straw, peat, briny, oily, honey and spicy
    T: peat, pepper and salt, spicy and some meat (sausage)
    F: grains as in cookies, floral and oily

  50. Jeep51 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A monster. As the nose is brutal, the mouth is more "consensual".
    • Nose
      Trash !! The first nose is on the county crust. it evolves on peat while remaining very farmer: stable or stable or something else, I do not know too much. Rather brutal but not repulsive. A softer side hides behind these animal notes. Wax too.
    • Taste
      Powerful, voluminous. Round at first, then go to the dry peat-smoked side. We also find the farmer side of the nose but to a lesser extent. The whole is a power monster.
    • Finish
      Very long. Both spices and peat.

  51. aby scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    the best whisky i have tasted so far. 

    Notes of magic-slim are spot on.

    Retasted with Erik Elixer, score is average of 2 tastings.

  52. magic_slim scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    One of the best whiskies I ever had - a clear recommendation.
    • Nose
      Warming and sooooo tasty on notes of lightly peated barley, FTGFOP Darjeeling tea, sweet ripe lemons, the smell of horses and my alpaca wool pullover. The aroma combination is superb.
    • Taste
      Powerful - the peaty and smoky components moved a little more to the fore. Sweet FTGFOP Darjeeling tea with a splash of lemon juice and quite some pepper. Hints of campher and liquorice. Complex, tasty, superb - a wow (!!!) whisky  and a real stunner !
    • Finish
      Very long, intensive and spicy on peaty peppery notes and lemon juice.

  53. ALouis scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Waouuuu what a nose: It's a peak, it's a cape , what do I say: a cape ? It's a peninsula! Superb combination of peat (on tar and smoked fish), spices and yellow fruits (cherry plum and lemon). Unusual complexity with farm and animal notes, barn and dung. Attention this is not repulsive, on the contrary, nor dominant but all these melted flavors are simply extraordinary. The addition of water brings out a superb fruity, cherry plum and citrus fruits as well as woody notes on vanilla. With the water the peat is more on the cold ashes.
    • Taste
      The attack on the palate starts on a light peat and notes fermières / animal. The palate then evolves on citrus fruits, mainly lemon and superb mineral notes. The spices are not left behind but in the background and bringing a structure in the mouth. The addition of water attenuates the peat and the animal notes and thus breaks this superb fade, no water for this colossus.
    • Finish
      The finale is interminable, really, on a fade of spices, lemon, peat and animal notes, fantastic.

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