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Dallas Dhu 1980/2007, 26 Years, Part Des Anges

More balanced candied sweet

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nReview by @numen

3rd Oct 2013

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Nose: Along the lines of the 1981, though perhaps a touch more minerally. Spun cotton candy, sweet glue, and a little more floral. Maybe less complex, though far greater balance and control of the sweetness. Of course, candied and sweet barley, lemon zest, a single quince. Fresh apricots, too, and caster sugar frosting. (with water) Lemon, quince, tangerines, floral, drop of anise, vanilla, paraffin. Maybe even a clean stone and a thimble of ash.

Palate: Less chewy and oily than the '81, and yet it still coats the mouth well. More acidic than the '81, and less oak, but on the whole still more balanced. Apple core, linseed oil, wax, and zest. A few rinds from other citrus fruits. (with water) Water flattens and brings out more oak with some sour honey and sugar. More of the same.

Finish: Candied -balanced - with some oaken glue influence, and sweet lemon zest and more vanilla/cake frosting. A fair, easy drink. I like this and could see myself enjoying a periodic tipple if I had some of my own.

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