Re: Black Bottle 10 Year Old
Tasting notes for my bottle of 10yr BB 43%:
Nose: A bit of grain bite, malty, oaky and fairly light peatsmoke, nice gristy hint.
Taste: Oily and light entry with significant toffee'd malt, building peatsmoke but held back by oils, peppery coaltar smoke towards the end.
Finish: Fading peppery coaltar bite with late grain burn, still very oily. Ending fairly dry and greenish with odd aftertaste.
Balance: Fairly oily squashing complexity, decent but nothing special.
In my book I'd give it a 20/22/20/20 for a final 82 rating. Nothing spectacular because of the heavy oils squashing flavors. This bottling was the reason I went back to buying Laphroaig 10yr instead at approximately the same price.