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Balblair 1983 Tasting notes and reviews

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Balblair 1983

Brand
Balblair
Expression
1983
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Vintage
1982
Produced at
Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Availability
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Martine Nouet

86
Nose
Fresh and fragrant. An enticing mixed bouquet of fruit and flowers. Lemon drop. Freesia. Gorse. Ripe pears. Water brings out more fruit.
Palate
Silky, smooth and gently flowing on the tongue. Sweet and refreshing. Juicy grapes, pears and white peaches. A whispering spiciness like a light pinch of ginger. Water tends to take the delicacy out.
Finish
Drying on the skin of fruit rather than the pulp.
Comment
A lovely dram, brightening like the promise of a warm summer.

Neil Ridley

86
Nose
Some lovely spicy stewed red apple notes, coconut, soft vanilla, a little mossiness and sponge cake. Well matured and full of depth.
Palate
Sweet, with more of the red apple, leading into some creamy coconut, patisserie cream, a touch of subtle wood spice and golden syrup.
Finish
Lengthy notes of drying creamy oak and red apple skin.
Comment
What a great start. Really well put together, with a solid and highly drinkable quality. Excellent.
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