Re: The Glenlivet Nadurra CS - tasting notes please
Name: Glenlivet 16yo Nadurra, bottled 6-23-06, batch #0606A, 57.2% abv
Color: Light gold
Nose: Floral, viney, greenery, candy cane, Spruce tree, fresh cut oak
Palate: Everything in the nose magnified. Sugar, spice, tangy/tart fruit salad, mint
Body: Thin, drying, slightly chalky
Finish:The vine/spice/mint follows through to the end along with green persimmons
Notes: The aroma of Christmas, cutting the tree, all the trimmings. I can almost smell the snow. It's amazing for a malt to convey such distinct visions. Very reminiscent of the Cadenhead's Cragganmore C/S I had. As much as I'm gushing over the images, the down to earth score sets it appropriately in the middle. The F.O.R. taking the nose and palate award, but this has an astonishing clarity that puts it in good company. With a splash of water: Softer, rounder aroma; in the taste, the sweeter floral taste of Glenlivet that I've come to know and love. A tough call, water brings it back to reality; however, the full strength gives it such exceptionality. I'm glad they released this because it's just what the enthusiasts' market was clamoring for. Every other distillery should take note. Natural Cask Strength, please!
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There is supposedly some batch variation, but I have yet to open my new batch.