32 yo from 1979 – 53.9%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Kippers, liquorice, vanilla, orange and lemon zest, cloves, white pepper.
Palate: Mild peat, dried mango, honey, vanilla, orange zest, candied ginger, hints of pepper.
Finish: Very long and smoky with a sweet fruitiness.
Overall: This Port Ellen is a bit on the sweet side, but all the flavours are very well balanced. A fabulous dram indeed, but at a very steep price.
Rating: 92/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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