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Dallas Dhu 1981/2008, 26 Years, Part Des Anges

Tooth meltingly sweet

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nReview by @numen

3rd Oct 2013


Dallas Dhu 1981/2008, 26 Years, Part Des Anges
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: Vanilla, cake frosting, sweet flower wax. Oodles of sweet barley. This thing is going to melt teeth. Acidic apple, touches of glue, and sweet lemon zest. Musty peach and tangerine/apricot. Something even of a precocious Barsac. Anise/licorice (barely). Perhaps even some spun sugar. Nuts/almondy. (with water) More direct and more syrupy sweet, if one would even think that possible. Vanilla, lightly floral, and a hint of red fruit. An earthy and vegetal/sylvan quality to boot. Bitter almonds and stale macadamia nuts.

Palate: Syrupy and loads of woody oils. Honey, vanilla, lots of peach, tangerine, apricot, and all that sort of thing. A fair bit of bitter (gluey) oak. Salt, wax, a blade of grass [is this a witch's brew?], and something medicinal (cough syrup). Pressed nut oils. Really rather sweet. (with water) More of the same, and the bitter oak is gone, though now this might as well be sugary syrup with a few drops of flavoring.

Finish: More balanced in the end, but still sweet and oily. In a word: saccharine. More sweet barley and a few other subtle fruits (from the nose and palate). This is nice, but it's too far gone down Candy Lane in Tooth-melt City for me.

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