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15 Nov 2012

Mortlach 1989 (Daily Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Mortlach

Last weekend at the festival stand of The Nectar, there were a couple of recent Daily Dram releases: Dailuaine 1982, Ardmore 1992, Clynelish 1997, Glenturret 1977 and this Mortlach 1989.

 

Mortlach 1989 Daily DramMortlach 22 yo 1989
(56,1%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams 2012)

Nose: a lot going on in a short amount of time. Crystallized oranges, something faintly rubbery, quite a lot of grainy undertones and a greasy / waxy note. A typical half-dirty Mortlach nose. Some chalk and subtle oak. A perfumy edge after a while, as well as some honey. Mouth: again a malty core, goes from sweeter grains to slightly bitter flavours. Leather. Pears in the distance. Orange peel. Walnuts. Lots of pepper in the end. Finish: medium long, dry, still some bitter notes, zesty orange and ginger.

This is quite a grainy and greasy expression. A tad uneasy but that’s Mortlach, I guess. Around € 90.

Score: 83/100

Mortlach 1989 (Daily Dram) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-11-15

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