Bunnahabhain 2005-2015, 46% alc.
Bottler: Malts of Scotland
Removal: Bourbon Hogshead No. 15034
Region: Islay, Scotland
Nose: Young and phenolic smoky, some of the sea. Pebble beach, algae and spray, also sea salt. It hides a really nice sweetness, pastries, caramel and vanilla cream. There are also slightly bitter grapefruit.
Palate: First spreads the sweetness, vanilla sugar and caramel flow into all corners of the mouth. The single malt looks oily, after a few seconds slightly dry. With the dryness coming peat smoke and spices, some pepper, paprika and quite a touch of ginger (minimal).
Departure: rather short, but comes back warming. However, not much in the taste, relatively simple: some smoke and a little sweetness, looks slightly watery.
Conclusion: The dilution to 46% has opened the nose really great, it's really fun, in return, unfortunately, the finish has suffered something underneath.
83/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 60 €)
Original article : http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-In...5-2015,-46-MoS/
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