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Pe1 Elements of Islay

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

8th May 2010


Pe1 Elements of Islay
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  • Finish
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Nose: wow. And a few minutes later: WOW. Dark chocolate with a fruity centre. Hints of cecina (cured and smoked cow meat, typical of León in Spain). Well balanced between sweet, smoked and savory. Wonderful how big fruit (apples, raspberry) and dry peat go hand in hand. Hints of rubber and tobacco. Cocoa. A few medicinal notes and seaweed. Soot. Very complex. With water: juicier (fresh plums, more berries).

Mouth: oily attack, now the peat and smoke take the lead – a bit too much maybe. Hints of sweet almonds and lemon, but they’re too easy for the big wave of peat. Slightly sharp peat with a salty edge of liquorice. Some pepper. With water: a tad minty with hints of tobacco.

Finish: long, dry and smokey.

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scribe commented

This sounds great - I love the mix of fruit with smoke and cocoa. Sounds like a good one to water down a bit too, but curious how much water you added on this one?

14 years ago 0

WhiskyNotes commented

I try to bring it down to 46-50% when I add water. So I added +/- 20% of water to my glass. This one doesn't really need the water though.

14 years ago 0

jdcook commented

An 8.5 - that's like an 11 from anyone else... ;)

14 years ago 0