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Port Ellen 24 Year Old 1982 AD Rattray


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

3rd Aug 2013


Port Ellen 24 Year Old 1982 AD Rattray
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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A.D. Rattray was able to secure three sisters casks from Port Ellen from 1982, sherry casks #2463, #2464 (of which a part was bottled for the Belgian bottler The Nectar) and #2466. I wonder if they still have cask #2465 in their warehouse. Anyway, let us get to it.

Ooh, this is a very nice nose in which the sherry and peat walk hand in hand along the beach, like a young couple in love. Tobacco, origin chocolate (think Pacari Los Rios), espresso and strawberry on the one hand, salt and sweet peat on the other. Wonderfully sweet, it is true.

Ah, the nose was grand, so it is a feast to see this continue into the palate. Beautifully balanced, hardly and oak, not bitterness at all, wonderfully juicy and sweet with a salty lining. The peat is discrete and remains in the background. Intriguing as an intelligent ginger haired lass (what?!).

The finish is more of the same and lasts incredibly long.

Complex yet straighforward, for this PE offers the very same from nose to finish. But all of it is of a level that you do not see very often. Wow! Unfortunately long gone.

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