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Talisker Port Ruighe

Any Port in a Talisker

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@VictorReview by @Victor

11th Oct 2014


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Talisker Port Ruighe, named after the largest town on the Isle of Skye, combines port-finished malt which had previously been matured in European and American re-fill casks, as well as some charred casks. The reviewed sample is compliments of @jeffc, and is from a new bottle opened one week ago

Nose: rich port nose, combining high, medium, and some low pitches; you can smell some malt underneath the wine, with a bit of apple/pear influence, and a good deal of high-pitched sweetness a la confectioner's sugar. This is a very attractive nose

Taste: good translation of the nose flavours to the palate, though not quite as attractive as is the nose. This moves a little sour mid-palate, but not objectionably so

Finish: goes sour on the finish, but the flavours are generally still quite good

Balance: loses a bit on the finish, but this is a solid Talisker

(water added sweetens, binds, and lessens the complexity of the nose; water added emphasises the sour component of the palate)

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