- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Laddie Crew Valinch 22 - Jessica May Fletcher
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Fresh Port Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 59.5 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 20 Jul 2016 7:51 pm by MacLeod66
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.56 points
- F: dark red port N: a lot of alcohol, wine - not sweet, closed, takes time in the glass G: a lot of alcohol, little, produces a dull feeling in the mouth, closed, needs water A: very long, taste like above + H2O: becomes rounder and flavors unfold: sweet red fruits, spices, port in the taste. The finish goes from sweet to bitter, fresh citrus notes appear. + H2O: now well adjusted with complex flavors
- Loads of complexity and the lactic caramel funk was quite well hidden by everything else and I daresay even worked well with the port influence. One issue was I did feel a little queasy afterwards, like having enjoyed a little too much of a rich dessert. Perhaps a 40 ml dram was too much. With water it got less sweet and more dry, but the flavours stayed the same.
Reviewed in my blog:
Wet leaves. Sawdust. Boiled sweets. Red fruits. Grapey notes, like a very fruity wine. Cacao. That characteristic lactic caramel note I always find in Bruichladdich showed up after some glass time, but it was tempered quite nicely by the all the port influence. Slightly herbal notes here as well, very subtle. Spearmint. Very subtle cinnamon and leather.
Dunnage warehouses. Brown sugar. Raspberry jelly on lamb. Cinnamon. Blood orange. Wine corks. Salty leather shows up with water.
Long. Cough syrup. Licorice. Kohlrabi. Bitter citrus peel. Empty wine casks. Fruit leather.