http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/ardbeg-perpetuum-die-erste-abfuellung-anlaesslich-der-200-jahrfeier-36252/ Color: sunlight
Nose: Peaty meadow water with a relatively thin variety of aromas at the beginning. Fresh, soapy bergamot and vanilla, rather smoky and with delicate hints of cocoa powder. Grassy notes, some honey and a handful of carnations. Overall only slightly peaty and with little spice.
Taste: Very thin and diluted, but now with more peaty spice. More and more emerging mineral notes, ashes, squeezed lemon slices, some honey and hints of chocolate yoghurt. Becoming bitter on a kräutriger basis and then to finish. Otherwise, however, very little happens on the palate!
Finish: Relatively long - at first too bitter, woody and does not guarantee what you would expect from Ardbeg's jubilee bottling. After the bitter notes subsided, sweet peat, dry ash, slightly watered cocoa and slightly salty-spicy citrus notes.
Note: Although this young whisky is not quite as artificial as some other NAS bottlings of the modern age, the flavor yield and above all the consistency is very weak.
83 points (nose: 86 / taste: 82 / finish: 82)