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Ardbeg 1973 DL

Overall rating
92.80/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
03.1973
Bottled
10.2000
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
240
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Dec 2008 1:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2405,65

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
Nose
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

4 Notes

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Tasting note
07 Jan 2018 12:44 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Very peaty and briny, smoky ash, somewhat vegetal, with a bit of fruity pungency -- if I didn't know better, I would have guessed this is a Port Ellen.

Taste

Good power, nice peat, again somewhat vegetal, some smoke, always with a thin layer of nondescript, unripened fruits. Resembles a very, very good Port Ellen. Smooth. No off-flavors at all. Just about perfect for this kind of style!

Finish

Medium-to-long finish, with a fine, lingering peatiness. A bit sweet at the end.

Comments

Can Ardbeg duplicate this kind of style nowadays? It's a resounding NO. But as long as people keep on buying all their NAS's and 21/23 yo's with their astronomical price tags, they have no motivation to. 

helmutgw
Expert Senior helmutgw Tasting note
21 Jan 2016 12:02 pm
helmutgw gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Sehr zart, Phenol, Frucht - kein Alkohol.
Mit der Zeit wird die Nase sogar noch nachhaltiger!

Taste

Leichter Körper, aber sehr intensiver Geschmack, wesentlich besser als No. 5583!
Holzkohle, Frucht - leicht seifig?
Mit Wasser wird er parfumig.

Finish

Lang, nachhaltig, die Holzkohle ist im Vordergrund.

Comments

Hervorragender zurückhaltender Whisky der viel zu bieten hat.
Vom Wasser sollte man die Finger lassen.

helmutgw
Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
01 Sep 2015 11:08 pm

This Whisky was sold for 665 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016

and for 1.006 € in Aug. 2015

tebond968
Expert Senior tebond968 Note
18 Apr 2015 6:46 pm
tebond968 gave this whisky 95 points

Ardbeg 27y 1973/2000, 50%, DL Old Malt Cask, 240 bottles
Bingo! Geweldige ‘farmy’ turf op de neus. Dat is dus de zoetzure variant die doet denken aan nat hooi, stallen en de bijhorende mest. Hij is ook zalig ‘coastal’, waarmee we het dan hebben over zilt, zeewier en jodium, dat soort zaken. Maar ook oesters. En welke Engelse termen kunnen we nog gebruiken? Wel, ‘fruity’ of course. Kweeperen, limoen en ananas. Lichte tonen van rubber ook. En melkchocolade. En dennennaalden. Chocolaty indeed. Maar vooral: f#*!ng great! Dit is echt machtig om ruiken. De smaak is al even machtig. Erg complex. Intens en dik op de tong. De boerderij, de zee, het fruit (citrus en kiwi, jawel), de lichte rubber, het zit ook hier. Samen met kruiden zoals zoethout en gember. En cacao. En noten. En marsepein. En lichte teer. En gedroogd gras. Complex, ik zei het al. Fantastisch droog. Indrukwekkend lange afdronk. Fenomenaal, één van de beste oude Ardbegs die ik al kon proeven. 95/100

http://onversneden.com/2013/02/19/ardbeg-27y-1973-old-malt-cask/

 

 

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