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Balblair ( Official) - 16 years - 16 y.o. - 40,0%
7F: 6E: 79/100


Balblair 16 years

Bottler:
Official
Age:
16 years
Alcohol:
40,0%
Bottle details:
average
79/100
(79,47)
price class:

7 notes disponibles en français
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Jean-Marie Putz

Strange... During the third tasting, this bottle seemed very good again. Vanilla and malt, lemon and some smoke hints in the background. A very rich nose, a complex palate, and a very pleasant finish...
74/1002004

Jean-Marie Putz

At the next tasting, the nose reveals nice undergrowth hints, wet earth, with some very discrete but nice vanilla hints on the background.
The palate is rather marked by malted barley hints, with a kind of lack at complexity. A kind of monotonous impression, but not unpleasant.
A chocolate impression with a hint of wood which comes back during the finish, mixed again with barley and a slight touch of bitterness.
84/1002004

Jean-Marie Putz

The nose is clearly marked by yeast hints and citrus odours. Combination of both smells gives it some complexity, but is quite far form being pleasant.
In the mouth, some metallic impression, mix of malt and (much) too ripe lemon.
The finish is long and the fragrances detected by the nose are still present here. Long finish, but this does not make it a pleasant one.
When I compared the (blind tasting) notes to the previous ones, I think that this whisky has lost most of its qualities, due to the fact that the bottle is opened since a (very) long time. This last notes might not reflect the real quality of this malt.
79/1002005

Jean-Marie Putz

This whisky is remarkable by its balance and sweetness and is extremely pleasant from the very first nosing.
The nose detects a pleasant vanilla smell, which will be confirmed by the palate. Very sweet and delicate, the taste is excellent;
A nice finish, but it could be longer. An excellent bottle for a reasonable price.
84/1002003

Jean-Marie Putz

The nose is clearly marked by yeast hints and citrus odours. Combination of both smells gives it some complexity, but is quite far form being pleasant.
In the mouth, some metallic impression, mix of malt and (much) too ripe lemon.
The finish is long and the fragrances detected by the nose are still present here. Long finish, but this does not make it a pleasant one.

When I compared the (blind tasting) notes to the previous ones, I think that this whisky has lost most of its qualities, due to the fact that the bottle is opened since a (very) long time. This last notes might not reflect the real quality of this malt.
70/1002009

Jean-Marie Putz

During the second tasting, the same remarks about the whisky. However (a question of mood?), the lack of complexity and surprise was experienced as dominant . So, the quotation from the first tasting has been amended. This bottle deserves certainly a ne tasting, as the difference between the two first ones is really to great.
84/1002004

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