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My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

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My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby jimidrammer » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:18 pm

Here's my notes from this new Glenlivet

Name: Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley 48% abv

Color: Lemon gold

Nose: Fresh split oak, fruity (green apples, pears), floral, ginger, citrus zest, dry grass, clay

Palate: Juicy sweetness, mild spice, grassy, peppermint back note

Body: Rich, firm

Finish:
Long, soothing balance as it eases away

Notes: Comparing this to my notes on the 16yo Nadurra C/S and the regular 18yo they are definitely in the same family. All the basic profile signposts are there. And since this falls between those two pricewise, I'd say it's worth a try. I'm not sure I see a distinction of the Triumph barley varietal if it wasn't listed on the bottle, but I will probably get a replacement to enjoy down the road since it's a one-off bottling.

With a splash of water: Carnations and new wood aroma; taste is lemon tart with gingersnap crust.

Score: 86

For comparison, my scores for the original Nadurra C/S: 88 and the regular 18yo: 82. The French Oak Reserve is the same as this 1991 Triumph.
The Glenlivet range is unique enough to keep one in rotation, so I just vary the age I have open.
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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:02 am

Thank you for the notes Jimi. I hope it comes to AZ or a place that will ship here so I can snag a bottle.

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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby bcrossan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:35 am

You buy this in Arkansas or have it shipped?
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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby jimidrammer » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:19 am

bcrossan wrote:You buy this in Arkansas or have it shipped?


Picked it up in Dallas.
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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby bcrossan » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:02 am

jimidrammer wrote:
bcrossan wrote:You buy this in Arkansas or have it shipped?


Picked it up in Dallas.


Hope to find it down here then soon
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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby anationonfire » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:00 am

I will have to keep an eye out when I am down next.
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Re: My Glenlivet 18yo Nadurra 1991 Triumph Barley notes

Postby jhershauer » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:22 am

Sean and I met at Total Wine today and saw this for $75. I'm tempted, as I really like a little extra oak. From your notes, this sounds like it delivers that.

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