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Part des Anges, of Angel’s Share, is a French bottles that favours closed distilleries for its… err… ‘Closed Distilleries’ series. This Dallas Dhu fits right in. This 1980 cask was bottled without dilution and hence yielded 231 bottles.
The nose is somewhat grassy. The typical (?) candlewax plays second fiddle now, next to some lemon grass, sour apples and stone fruit. Peach, I think. Quite some minerals, too. Wet rocks, flints (like from a Zippo, you know?) and something metallic, as if it was poured from a can.
On the palate, it immediately gets dirty, like I am pouring chalk into my mouth. Loads of grasses. But also lemons, oranges and a surprisingly salty tang. Caramel. A bit of ginger and nutmeg.
The finish is fairly long on salted lemon peel – truly!
Surprisingly soft for such an ABV, and the most complex Dallas Dhu I have had the pleasure encountering so far. Around 180 EUR.