write this after my 3rd tasting of this PC. Reasons ? Plenty, the biggest being
not having had (taken) the time yet to combine tasting and writing.
Colour : seasoned white wine
Nose : Oily peat, then medicinal and
coastal notes as well as .. apple cider. Anybody ever played a veteran’s
football match in Wintertime on a peaty turf ? Quite a few players rubbing
(themselves!) some Camphor ointment in. At half time, you’re eating a smoked haring with
lemon juice and … drinking cider. (Happily) Never seen or smelled this
combination, but that’s how it would probably be. With water : Citrus and
camphor mixed with cider-drenched peat. Citrus on the stronger side now, and
some malty notes as well. Coastal notes less present (should I maybe have added
seawater instead ?)
Mouth : Same departments. Oily peat, then the alcohol
sets in before going into camphor, citrus, charcoal, cider (again), spices.
Wait ! The haring has gone missing ! Maybe hidden behind some more mineral
notes jumping in now. Nicely long and warming. With water : Same store,
different arrangement. I first get the charcoal and the peat. Some mineral,
some malt, and then the fruits and camphor say hello again. Whilst I still get a
salty side, my haring has really left me. Farewell to him. Some cider and nuts
in the end going on forever (or nearly).
Conclusion : Wow ! Great one, this ! A whooole
lot going on in my nose, my mouth and my brain (that’s the rare part), and
nothing wrong within. Power, oily side, different notes, balance, length : everything
there for a piece of peaty whisky heaven.
at random during Feis Ile 2008” … you guys must be kidding me? If that’s chosen
at random, either I need to buy any PC 2003 coming out onto the market, or you
should be investing heavily into EuroMillions, you lucky bastards !