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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 vW
31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.98 points
- Sweet sherry nose with raisins. Palate is dusty, sawdust, finish with pepper.
- Nose raisins, caramel, ripe fruit, tutti frutti, apple, creamy, vanilla, something spicy that I can not quite place.
Body is medium thick. Sweetish, caramel, some wood. Finish is more wood, spicy, medium dry. Developed nicely to a slight bitterness.
- I had another sample of a 1988 vW during a blind tasting session, which was remarkably less sherry cask influenced. I scored that one remarkably lower, perhaps because i could not easily identify what i was tasting.
Nice old sherry bomb-like with a twist. So there are the plums, and mocca, and chocolate, and caramel, some furniture polish and some nuts. But this together with a nice pinch of sulphur, and some anise, fennel and even some maggi
In the mouth it is somewhat more spicy, and more oak present. Also new is some leather and tobacco. Still a nice old layered body of sherry casks, and still this fennel present...
Bit dry and bitter, with quite some dark chocolate, The sulfur is starting to become a bit annoying now, luckily there is much more in the finish so it doesn't overwhelm.
- Tasting Notes:
- Delicious. We recommend. Here time is absolutely rewarded.
Spicy and sweet red wine with strawberries, cherries, hazelnuts and almonds, orange peel, clove and nutmeg, tobacco and milk chocolate
Quite powerful at 46%, lots of spice, chocolate and wet tobacco, also spicy wood is gradually dominant, light cinnamon note
Eichiger basic, very spicy, warming - but only on the tongue, elsewhere it is gone quite fast