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Convalmore 32 Year Old 1984 Diageo Special Releases 2017

Fruit on Slate

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

5th Feb 2022


Convalmore 32 Year Old 1984 Diageo Special Releases 2017
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I haven't tasted much of Convalmore yet, but I do remember that I thought the 24-year-old Rare Malts from 1974 was excellent, but that the 28-year-old from 1977 that appeared in the Diageo Special Releases of 2005 was also among the tastiest I have tasted of this lost glory. But today, through a good friend, I get the opportunity to taste two more recent bottlings from the Diageo Special Releases. We start with this 32-year-old, distilled in 1984 and unleashed on the public in the Diageo Special releases of 2017.

The nose is nice and old school and deliciously waxy on kumquats, pineapple, apricots, quince and other tropical fruits, but also with something that reminds me of a little whiff of diesel for a moment. Incredibly tasty and complex.

That all returns on the palate in full force. The low ABV does not disturb in the least. Very fruity and waxy again, but also a big mineral note. Like I'm licking a slate. Or have Gyproc in my mouth. Very nicely balanced and impressive.

The finish is not very long, but very good. Even more fruit, supplemented with some tannin and something of mint.

Impressive malt, that much is certain. But today you unfortunately already pay more than 1,000 EUR for a bottle. So I consider myself lucky that my buddy wanted to share.

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