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Port Ellen 1982/2011 Royal Wedding Reserve

by Oliver Klimek on September 20, 2011

From The Whisky Exchange – 53%


My Tasting Notes

Colour: Copper
Nose Smoked ham, raisins, prunes, a mix of exotic spices, a well-polished old oak cupboard, a sea breeze and a faint hints of balsamic vinegar.
Palate: Mild peat, prunes and raisins again, but also savoury, almost meaty notes that are difficult to describe, the balsamic vinegar is present as well as well as wood tannins and a minimal herbal touch.
Finish:  Very long with dry, fruity and slightly spicy smoke.
Overall: An incredibly rich peated sherry monster, the savoury quality is stunning. There is much more going on in it than my puny tasting notes can describe.

Rating: 92/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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Tim F September 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi Oliver,

So glad you liked it. Must point out that this was a 2011 bottling rather than 2001 ;)

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Oliver Klimek September 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Oops, that’s of course just a typo. Thanks for pointing out, already corrected…

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