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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.12 points
- The color immediately shows of the influence of the Port cask. Very good drinkable at this strength. Great stuff!
Compared with Bruichladdich 2003 #229
Very fruity, of course the port fruits but also nice tropical fruits. Also some spices and Glühwhein. Syrup and strawberries.
Strawberries, honey, tea - rooibos and chocolate - butter scotch. In the taste I find something of the distillery character. It even looks like a Port Charlotte.
Some raisins, rose hip and fruity.
- In the nose it starts immediately with full force. Very spicy and aromas of dark red fruits are prominent. That too is a CS bottling, no doubt. If you wait a bit you can also crawl out some cinnamon and leather. Everything is very dense and compact.
The first sip comes with strong fruits. Prunes, blackcurrants, sour cherries. Add to that beautiful tannins, some cinnamon, a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate.
With a little water, it is a little sweeter and the vanilla comes out stronger.
The long finish brings pleasant spice paired with Mon Cherie.
DISTILLED IN 2003 AND BOTTLED IN 2015, THIS SINGLE MALT WHISKY HAS SPENT ITS ENTIRE MATURATION PERIOD IN A PORT HOGSHEAD BARREL BY THE SHORES OF LOCH INDAAL.
NORTHERN PORTUGAL'S DOURO RIVER VALLEY IS NOT ONLY PORT'S DENOMINAÇÃO DE ORIGEM CONTROLADA (DOC), IT HAS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS DUE TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF WINE PRODUCTION STRETCHING BACK TWO THOUSAND YEARS.
CHARACTER: There are layers of depth to this and yet the character and the cask type are obvious quite quickly. Lovely syrupy texture in the glass.
COLOUR: Ruby red.
NOSE: Just like Christmas! Very fruity and rich. This port matured spirit is oozing with notes of sweet berry fruits like cherry blackberry plum and blackcurrant. There are big oak notes in the background leather, vanilla and toasted oak.
PALATE: Quite peppery on the lips and very rich and fruity. There is a really good balance of flavour from the wood and the fruit it offers, all the toasted oak, vanilla and coconut are side by side with blackberry jam, black cherry, poached plums and pears.
FINISH: Long and complex, the port flavours linger and leave you with a lovely memory of a rare type of cask in our cellars.
MOOD: Full bodied and full of flavour.