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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1997 C&S
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points
- Nice cheese note like mild brie, balanced
- Aroma is sweet and smoky and oddly light, almost gutless with a fruitiness that keeps punching up; Palate hits a waxier profile but continues down the same light fruity path; Finish is mostly banana with a touch of smoke. It’s ok, I’m not loving it.
- For the age, he was only quite bright on me. The maritime flavor first reminded me of Talisker, but quickly got its own character. Very impressive. Overall, the balanced, mild and round. You do not notice the 50.9%.
Sweet; behind it comes round smoke; looks very maritime; is the heath? No, would rather say hay or straw. Grassy, like rain on a farm; besides, I have a note of citrus there
Wow, strong sweet, then mild smoke builds up. Sweet remains, now comes oak (but not bitter, nice round and discreet); spicy (pepper); gets pretty oily. Is pretty mild from beginning to end. The second sip is initially again the citrus note, which has been announced in the aroma. This grassy, floral note is also present in the taste.
Long; Smoke remains, later becomes "campfire"; the round oak shows up again (still not bitter) warms nicely, but does not burn. Will not be as dry as expected. Rather, the sweet note comes back.
Muffiger, freshly peat, cowshed, rainy hay, salt, lots of lemon juice and Mezcalartige flavors. Over time oily but also lakiger after anchovies but also smoked fish and tide pools. Later also wet wool and sweaty East Frisian mink. Great! With water: Aromatic and less focused. Wet wool, farm-like aromas, slightly sweet citrus zest, salt and smoldering peat smoke.
Wonderfully focused and filigree. First peaty, oak, rainy hay again, salt and Zituszesten. Then becomes farm-like (raw wool, stables, soil) and gains a sooty heaviness. With water: much fresher but also farm-like. Raw wool, musty pieces of leather, old Barbour jacket, old supplies, fresh peat, salt and citrus zests.
Long, peaty and delicate salt note.
- Although it may be almost clear, but has ripened great.
# # Blindtasting
A sweet, round smoke, far from looking youthful. Neat nose citrus is still over, some sewing machine oil.
Very pleasant, oily, nice pepper, peat, some vanilla, but tends to be very fresh. No bitterness.
Peat, citrus and licorice.
- Blind I would have seen this Ledaig rather at up to seven years, but certainly not at seventeen. Also, the color is extremely bright for this age, which should have been a well-used barrel.
The Ledaig is clearly peaty, but never intrusive in this capacity.
Hard to judge. In what he offers, this drop tastes good to me. Age and price (about 85 euros) can not be found here.
young and fresh, almost reminiscent of New Make, from time to time flashes on a slight sweetish note of adhesive, fine peat smoke, various bright citrus notes, farm aroma, cold hard cheese, a touch of ham, a certain sweetness becomes more noticeable with time
Sweetish notes, slightly sourish fruit, creamy, a breath of wind from the farm
long, young and peaty with a few fermented fruits
- Nose: first young, sprittig, farmy
is getting sweeter
Taste: sweet, smoky,
slightly astringent in the finish (lemon zest),
Smoke stays in the throat
- 17yo new make-ish Ledaig. I must admit I like it.
Very fresh and smoky Mezcal-like notes (cooked agave), very smooth/creamy.86/87 pts.