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BenRiach 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1993
Produced at
Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.benriachdistillery.co.uk
Availability
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Dave Broom

73
Nose
Whiff of damp hay and wheat chaff. Lightly charred oak and a little earthy, with some sweet malt.
Palate
Slow to start with a numb, slightly pent-up feel. Woodsmoke is present, fruit-soaked cheesecake base, tobacco, strawberry jam.
Finish
Spices galore.
Comment
Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.

Dominic Roskrow

74
Nose
Creamy with toffee and vanilla, gooseberries and ripe green melon.
Palate
After the pussycat nose this growls a bit, with sharp apple and some fierce mustiness, like someone's stirred up a muddy pool.
Finish
Medium and complex.
Comment
I'm bemused and confused by this. It's like listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Too much going on to really be enjoyable.
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