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Jameson 2009 Rarest Vintage Reserve


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@VictorReview by @Victor

5th Oct 2012


Jameson 2009 Rarest Vintage Reserve
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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This is a review of a bar sample from bottle # 54673 of Jameson 2009 Rarest Vintage Reserve. The sampled bottle was 70% full.

Nose: very refined, cognac-like flavours, strong vanilla, and some strong hints of chocolate and toffee. Citrus is more in the background in the nose. This also has some strong similarities to an excellent old bourbon. This is a first-rate whiskey nose

Palate: big flavours immediately, including a pot still citrus which sparkles with vitality, sweet and sour in the best way. Full-tasting, with lots of oak and vanilla. The chocolate and toffee from the nose are present also on the palate. These are very attractive flavours. Top notch

Finish: continues the beautiful flavours moderately long, with slight bitterness/sourness at the end

Balance: wonderful whiskey. Only the finish left a little bit to be desired. Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve whiskeys are very expensive but quite delicious. This is the sort of whiskey that makes you really sit up and take notice that you are drinking something special

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talexander commented

Yes, I have a bottle of the 2009 as well, and it is probably the best Irish whiskey I've ever had. I am drinking it verrrrry slowly - probably won't have another dram until St. Paddy's Day. It's wonderful.

11 years ago 0

Victor commented

@talexander, I would have been a bit disappointed if you had not commented on this particular review, because I knew that Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve is a whiskey which is quite special to you. Understandably so.

11 years ago 0

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