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Aberlour A'bunadh

Sweet, Smoky and Powerful

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@jdcookReview by @jdcook

9th Oct 2009

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    93

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This is a batch 12 bottle - which is sadly nearly empty.

The smell is earthy mixed with sweet grapes plus I get a hint of smoke. The taste is an explosion of grapes and smoke that leaves my lips dry and wanting more. Hints of malt, caramel and salt. Very powerful.

The finish is a long, slow, sweet, smoky burn in my mouth and throat. Taking sips any sooner than 5 minutes apart feels like I am short-changing myself.

A personal favourite.

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5 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Finally finished this bottle off the other night. It had oxidised a bit in the bottle, but that just mellowed the fires down to barely manageable, and left me sad that I'll never see another batch 12 bottle again!

9 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk commented

Thankfully, the other batches are pretty great, too!

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

That certainly offers some consolation!

9 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

@jdcook, don't give up hope too fast ... I picked up a dusty batch 13 a couple months ago while travelling. But as @dbk alludes, subsequent batches are highly qualified as replacements :)

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

@AboutChoice - Nice work on finding a batch 13! I'll just be sitting here with a look of mild jealousy on my face... :p

9 years ago 0

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