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Bruichladdich Black Art 1990 Edition 04.1: 23 Years

Abracadabra

5 388

@MuddyFunsterReview by @MuddyFunster

19th Mar 2021

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    88

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Sample sent to me. I was expecting peat from the name and bottling art.

But it's peat free.

Nose: Big big fruity, apricot, toffee apple, candle wax, Christmas cake, raisin, fig, medjool date, green cut plant stems, manuka honey, topuch of citrus. Heady and rich combination of light fruit with sticky sweet moneys and toffees. Could nose this all day.

Palate: little hotter than I was expecting, white pepper, quite astringent wood, cherry, fig, citrusy, grapefruit peel, quite a lot of sherry notes... struggling to pick out notes from the burn and astringency... a little disappointing after that sublime nose.

Finish: fruit, oak, plum, grapefruit peel, Christmas cake... quite long.

Enjoyable dram.

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3 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

Had a half bottle of this one about 3 years ago. Like you, I was expecting big peat, but was not disappointed with the unexpected contents. I'd love to have another bottle, but prices have gone beyond my comfort level. Nice review, thanks.

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@cricklewood
cricklewood commented

I think they really missed an opportunity by not using the Black Arts moniker for the Octomore range instead.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@cricklewood Yeah, it would be a good fit and make more sense on a heavy peater.

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