Tomintoul Old Ballantruan 10 Year Old
lemon tart, shortbread, earthy peat
11th Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by galg
ose: Very different . light, leafy, with lemon peel, Autumn leaves, creamier than the younger one, delicate and more refined and not the spoiled brat that is the NAS. Some green Banana, almost no peat. some white wine: think, un oaked chardonnay
Palate: Peppery, meaty, and earthy, with peat, piquant, spicy stuff, with that lemon curd sticking around, giving it all a very interesting profile.some biscuit , shortbread,. with water it gets more tannic and the pears and apples stand out more vividly.
Finish : creamy, earthy, less bitter than the 10 with some fruity pears.
If you ask me, I liked both but prefer the 10 year old which is less bitter and peaty and more complex and interesting on the palate, with that lemon tarty nose.
Old Ballantruan 10 Year Old