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Balblair 2003 Tasting notes and reviews

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Balblair 2003

Brand
Balblair
Expression
2003
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Availability
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Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Fruity but with the nose of a young spirit. Fresh, citrussy. A cereal note with a touch of yeast. Cider apple. A green grassy aroma.
Palate
Sweet and round. No alcohol burn. But this new make character again. Pear drop. Slightly fizzy.
Finish
Short, dry and fizzy.
Comment
Either a young whisky or a whisky matured in a tired cask. Not unpleasant but too thin. I can imagine it in a granité or as a thirst quencher in summer with lots of ice.

Neil Ridley

81
Nose
Some tingly white pepper hits first, with dried ginger, sour cherries, rosewater, a little mocha and lime zest. With water, a touch of chopped hazelnut begins to develop.
Palate
Quite spicy with liquorice, into more floral Turkish Delight notes, some malty cereal, a vaguely medicinal note and more lime zest.
Finish
Clean, with a juicy/zesty citrus lingering more abundantly than anything else.
Comment
Not immediately complex, but vibrant and pleasing enough on the palate to give a few moments of delight.
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