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12 May 2014

Auchentoshan 1998 (Kintra)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Auchentoshan

 

Auchentoshan 1998 Kintra

Auchentoshan 15 yo 1998 (52,2%, Kintra 2014, bourbon hogshead #102347)

Nose: starts light and clean, citrusy with barley notes. Hay. Lowlands, right. Becomes creamier and sweeter after a while, with added notes of strawberries and pineapple candy. Hints of marshmallows. There’s also a dusty note, slightly grassy, with some smoky undertones. Mouth: sweetness up front (fruit jellies) but some grassy notes and lemon zest take over quite soon. Then some bitterness comes out as well as a certain herbalness. Ginger, aniseed and liquorice roots. Briny notes and stranger hints of rubber gloves as well. Finish: medium long, on apple peel and herbal notes. Still some bitterness.

Maybe not my favourite Auchentoshan, but still a nice one. The smoky hints and herbal notes make it quite interesting. Around € 85.

Score: 82/100

Auchentoshan 1998 (Kintra) 3 Ruben Luyten 2014-05-12

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