Bruichladdich 2003, 11yo, 46% alc. whic.de Bruichladdich 2003-2015, 11 years, 46% alc.
Extending: Sherry barrel no. 1333
Region: Islay, Scotland
Nose: Fruity and juicy on the one hand, mineral undertones on the other. Strawberries, unripe honeydew melon and gooseberries, some spicy apricot jam. Including gravel, seawater, pepper and a touch of damp cedar wood.
Palate: Strong and spicy, surprisingly phenolic peat smoke note. Some of sea salt, some cinnamon and even oak flavors, then salty bittersweet chocolate and walnut.
Finish: Long, slightly stronger again. With bitter caramel, chili and pepper, plus a hint of banana.
Conclusion: Young and in some places a little unbalanced, but with a nice peat smoke flavor and a slight sharpness.
85/100 points (tasted 2015, ca. 110,00 €)
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