One of the best Ardbegs out there
I need to re taste this in a couple of weeks on a fresh palate.
This is like an ash tray with a few sherbet lemons thrown into it. Sweet cigar smoke, lemon, lime, the peat is that crisp sharp type and there appears to be a lot of seaweed in the mix.
A maritime Ardbeg of real quality.
If you leave it for 20 minutes in the glass with a lid on it takes on some farmy characteristics, basically manure cow stables that sort of thing.
will this be on the palate, if it is there could be a big score coming her, drum roll (just imagine please) :)
Holy cow, this is one of the most peaty Ardbeg I have tried but it is mixed with stewed, slightly bitter fruits and sweet peat, what a combination.
but there is a little oak coming through here which detracts ever so slightly.
Long, fizzy with the peat growing and a slight metallic note on the finish