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Amrut Portonova

Cracking port finish - wild

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@galgReview by @galg

5th Dec 2011


Amrut Portonova
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The unpeated Amrut single malt was matured initially in a combination of new American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels. Then it was transferred to once-used Port pipes imported specially from Portugal before being put back into ex-Bourbon casks. Interesting experiment, and hence the name Portonova.

I had the pleasure of trying out a wee sample of this one (in a blind tasting, I had no idea which Amrut this one was) , and immediately took to it, I had guessed it was something with port and wine but it was a longshot. This Amrut should be available for sale in the US and Europe from mid December. Here are my notes:

Nose – Sweet golden syrup, quite a few winey notes here, tannins flying high. exotic fruit in liquor : banana bread.

Palate: Big fortified wine, port. a lot of coconut, spices, banana and milk chocolate. This is a luscious mouth coating beast.

Finish : Milk chocolate, cherries (think Kirsch liquor)

All in all, an excellent dram, one of the best from Amrut in a while. It’s a wham bam in your face sort of dram. Worth getting, and at that high ABV, it’s a wonderful way to pass winter.

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