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Balvenie 21 Year Old Port Wood Finish

Port Wine on theTongue

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@VictorReview by @Victor

21st Aug 2012


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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The reviewed bottle has been open for approximately 14 months. The flavours have changed only slightly to early-moderately over that period, and the changes have been to the good

Nose: very nice Port wine nose, moderate in intensity with a clean quality to the flavours, accompanied by a very nice sweet/dry balance, leaning ultimately toward the dry

Taste: this one just takes over the taste buds with a very consistent strong and enjoyable set of port wine flavours. For awhile I didn't enjoy this bottle of Balvenie 21 yo Port Wood Finish quite as much as I had enjoyed the samples of this whisky I had tried prior to buying this bottle. Happily, this now somewhat oxidised bottle tastes to me more like what I had tried in other venues and loved

Finish: just stays there with its good and strong flavours for a very long time. This is a rather dry and slightly bitter style of finish. Lovely

Balance: what's to say? This is a nice wine-finish whisky, and a highlight of the Balvenie inventory. Balance is quite good, and gets better with bottle oxidation. This is an expensive bottle, but there aren't many whiskies this good

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