24 Oct 2013
Coleburn 1972 (Gordon & MacPhail)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Coleburn
Gordon & MacPhail have bottled several Coleburn 1972 expressions, bottled in the 1990’s with the beige map label. This is a rather early one from 1993.
Coleburn 1972 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1993, old map label)
Nose: really old-style, with lots of grist and dust. Hints of gravel. Hay. Dried flowers. Also grains, hazelnut and a little eucalyptus. Some sweet apple, but I wouldn’t call this fruity. Mouth: very sweet now, oakier as well. Very malty, lots of Frosties. Cinnamon chewing gum. Ginger. Tobacco. A slight peaty note in the back? Finish: medium long, with an oaky dryness, nutmeg and a tonic bitterness.
Well, not a real highflyer and definitely whacky in some respects. On the other side, I really like this kind of dustiness and it’s quite interesting. It seems to get really bad scores here and there but it’s worth trying. Thanks Joachim.