Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Limited Edition New Label 44% NAS
€ 72,60 (in. BTW)
|Serie||Cigar Malt Reserve|
|Cask Type||Bourbon, Matusalem Sherry, Cabernet Sauvignon|
) Bourbon and Matusalem Sherry Wood
Serge Valentin (82)
Colour: amber. Nose: rich and well in the Dalmore style, a style that, I believe, isn’t to be found at many other places these days. Toffee and lovage, a little parsley, caramel, milk chocolate and orange marmalade, then just whiffs of toast crumbs and mint. Works well, in a fairly antique style (think old gentlemen’s club and, maybe, cigars…) Hints of Port. Mouth: starts all on gingerbread and raspberry jam, although it’s no thickish palate. Quite some bitter chocolate too. Nice attack but it’s soon to become a little lighter, yet I like these touches of pink grapefruits and oranges. Finish: rather short but pleasantly chocolaty and gingery. Citrus fruits and cardamom in the aftertaste. Comments: a pleasant, old-style dram, well-composed for sure. I like the fact that it’s rather less sweetish than some
Gal Granov (85)
Nose: A lovely melange of some Oranges, Dark chocolate , marzipan and almonds, a clear sherry and wine influence . A bit of cinnamon sprinkled above all and some vanilla too.
Palate: Starts of bitter sweet with hints of dark dry fruits, then orange peel, dark chocolate, toffee and wee hints of tropical fruit (banana) and peach. some wood, but a wee smoke hint to it too.In addition there is an earthy feel to it, and a sort of stewed plum compote, remnants of the wine cask and sherry influences.
Finish : Spices, Orange peel, coffee and plum marmalade.
Considering the 44% ,this one is a very good and quite complex dram that will give any Cigar a fight! I can see how coupling this one with one might be just perfect. As for pricing : I do think that a 14 year old whisky, at 44% bearing no age statement, should cost a bit less. Now let’s see how the cigar aficionados like this one, and if they are willing to pay an additional extra.