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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ANHA
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.76 points
- Surprisingly strong malt, despite - or just because? - to convince of his youthful age knows. Crisp, direct and by no means squeamish here presents an island paint, which I just undiluted really liked. This is certainly not a mass-market whisky, but should certainly find its followers. In my eyes a very good choice of barrel, here is a cog in the other and the overall picture is absolutely consistent.
Strong, dark smell of leather, peat and cold ashes, which initially superimposed everything. Immediately afterwards, an aroma that reminds me of the smell when you grind bread dough between your fingers and it is increasingly sweeter. Very, very light vanilla, which, in spite of all the strong "earthy" aromas, still manages to give the nose a light but pleasant sweetness. Far removed perhaps a little iodine, but by no means so strongly perceptible, as for example in most Laphroaig.
He is young, wild and very direct. The 52.6% Vol. Let the tongue tingling, the Malt is very oily in the mouth. Sweet malt (now definitely), salty sea air and lots of peat smoke. After the first sweetness has died away, I have a taste in my mouth, as if I had first licked the bottom of a tannery, and then to drink ash in salt water. Sounds disgusting, but is really delicious. The cask strength is much more present here than in many other - and much stronger - malts that I've drunk so far, but without alcoholic miss notes. Certainly not for beginners and weak nerves, I also decide to add a few drops of water.
The water makes it pleasing and takes away a piece of its wild nature. The vanilla and sweet malt now come out much clearer, the pithy aromas recede into the background.
In the crisp and short finish, this sweetness disappears quite quickly, but the taste and smell of peat fire and tar remain hanging in the nose and on the palate.
- Color: White Wine / Riesling
Nose: Yeah! That's the young Ledaigs nowadays - Peat, coastal, wet stones, burned rubber, hints of peach
palate: peat, peat, peat, getting more minerally with time, alcohol nicely included, starting pretty easy and getting more oooompf! with every second.
finish: long on peat, tar, burned rubber
Good value for money, for "genre-fans" a must-have :)