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Ardbeg Supernova 2010

Deeper, stronger, earthier?

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

27th Jul 2010

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Nose: it shares the same elements as the 2009 edition: oily peat, pepper, tobacco and a touch of citrus and apple. There are bigger notes of graphite and phenols / gouache paint in the 2009 edition. On the other hand Supernova 2010 seems to boast more sweet apple and camomile (some call it soapy because of this, but I don’t really mind). I would say 2009 is rougher and 2010 is smoother and better balanced.

Mouth: very earthy and grassy now, with wet hay. Slightly less peaty than the 2009, or so it seems. Very bitter coffee. Some salty notes. Liquorice. Lemon zest. A bit of menthol and anise towards the end. A bit sharp and bitter maybe.

Finish: hot and quite sharp. Liquorice and dry pepper.

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5 comments

@widter
widter commented

Even though this review sounds more positive than mine, I agree with it for the most part! I only think that the Rollercoaster is better, and it still has the salt and the licorice.

9 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc commented

I haven't tasted Gouache paint in a while (not since I studied art, oooh, 12 years ago) but I know exactly what you mean!

9 years ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

Does this one have an age statement?

8 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes commented

It doesn't. I don't think it matters, by the way.

8 years ago 0

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