Millburn 35 Years Old Rare Malts Selection 51.2 % 1969
|Serie||Rare Malts Selection|
|Conditie||In Orginal Box|
This is an old vintage bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; When opening care should be taken. The item is sold as described.
Serge Valentin (91)
This famous series' last salvo and probably one of the best. Colour: pale amber. Nose: superb start on notes of underwood, moss, fern, mushrooms… Then we have lots of overripe fruits (pears and bananas), fresh vanilla, spearmint, blue woodruff, fresh parsley, garden cress… Truly superb, fresh and complex at the same time, with also hints of camphor. Beautiful old malt.
Mouth: it's all like on the nose, with a rather huge but balanced and smooth oakiness. Crystallised fruits, herbal teas (chamomile, hawthorn, thyme) and something delicately resinous. There's also a little peat and a little salt… The finish is just as great, just a tad 'varnishy' (nothing unpleasant) and quite peppery. Beautiful oakiness indeed.
One of the greats in my book.
Slightly musty, has a dunnage warehouse sort of quality. Some nice pine wood as well. But that quickly makes way for an array of (tropical) fruit. Nectarines and peaches, ripe banana peel and lemon zest. There's thyme and aniseed, as well as oats. A touch of smoke. One of the best noses I've ever had the pleasure of smelling.
Oh yes! Oily and mouthcoating with lime, kumquats and pink grapefruit. Fizzy. The dosage of oak is pretty much perfect, with menthol and tobacco leaves, as well as macadamia nuts.
Menthol, oak and some black pepper. Lingers for a ling time on ripe yellow fruit.