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Bruichladdich 1989 Black Art 19 Year Old

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

30th May 2010

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The 19 years old Bruichladdich Black Art is a tribute to alchemy. It was finished in bourbon casks as well as different types of wine casks in warehouse n°12. The spectacular pink hue already informs you about the wine treatment.

Nose: definitely wine treated. Hints of port wine with sourish notes that remind me of cellars and of raspberry vinegar. Lots of red berries, strawberry marmalade, grapes, hints of cherry liqueur. A bit of musty oak as well. Enticing, but very very winey.

Mouth: less fruity sweet than I expected although there is still berry juice to be found. Fresh, sour notes again, then some grapefruit, heavy wine and wood. Cooked strawberries.

Finish: warm, quite long, winey.

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2 comments

@LeFrog
LeFrog commented

Are the wine casks from fortified wines (Port/Sherry) or regular wine?

If it's the latter; is this an example of wine finishing that works for you @WhiskyNotes?

9 years ago 0

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes commented

They don't give more information, but it's a mixture of different finishes. Certainly not just port or sherry, there's definitely regular red wine in there. I prefer sweet white wine finishes, but I've had much worse than this. I'd actually recommend it if you want to try a red wine finish.

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