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13 Aug 2012

Bladnoch 1991 (Malts of Scotland)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Bladnoch

We continue our path down the Malts of Scotland offerings for this summer. A Bladnoch 1991.

 

Bladnoch 1991 Malts of ScotlandBladnoch 21 yo 1991 (50,9%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon barrel, MoS 12026, 163 btl.)

Nose: starts a bit sharp with gristy notes, plenty of grasses and yeast. Then quite some lemon notes (both lemon zest and candy). Green lemon I’d say, with lots of acidity. Evolves on yellow grapefruit and apples. A little heather and flowers. Mouth: again quite focused on citrus and floral notes. Grapefruit and ginger. Fresh oak. Grassy and zesty notes again. Grainy biscuits with hints of vanilla in the distance. Trying hard to find a sweet / acid / bitter balance. Finish: medium length, now turning towards more oak and ginger, as well as some herbal tea and toffee sweetness.

I’m not too fond of this kind of sharpish Bladnoch, but be sure to add a few points to my score if you’re a Bladnoch fan. Around € 100.

Score: 82/100

Bladnoch 1991 (Malts of Scotland) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-08-13

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