Ardbeg Auriverdes Limited Edition 49.9% NV

4.0 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
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Distileerderij Ardbeg
Bottelaar OB
Serie Auriverdes Limited Edition
Gebotteld voor X
Gedistilleerd op 2002
Gebotteld 2014
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 12
Cask Type American Oak Casks
Alcohol percentage 49.9
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Box
Etiket Perfect

Professionele reviews

BOW (86)

Serge Valentin (84)

Three stars and a half Or ambush marketing in malt whisky! Let’s only hope this baby will perform better than the team that was wearing similar colours during the World Cup. Colour: pale gold. Nose: same whisky, with an extra-layer of oak. I have to say this seems to work pretty well, because it’s not coconutty oak, rather burnt chips and even charcoal. Also wee notes of ripe bananas. Other than that, same combination of mercurochrome, bandages, grass and earth. With water: some marzipan coming out, café latte, custard… And not much peat either. Mouth (neat): definitely ‘modern’, in the sense that the first flavour you get is that of new oak. Grated nutmeg, ginger, strong black tea, cinnamon. And then more new-Ardbeg goodness, lemon, salt, pepper, ashes, grapefruits… Especially the saltiness is very obvious – and pleasant. With water: same. The oak’s spiciness is in the front row. Finish: quite long, on oaky pepper and ashes. Salt and lemon in the aftertaste. An alternative to a tequila shot? Comments: indeed I do prefer less new oak in my whisky, but I would not cry with the wolves. I find this Auriverdes very all right – although I like the regular Ten better. 84 points.

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