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Bruichladdich Octomore Comus 4.2 2007 Tasting notes and reviews

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Bruichladdich Octomore Comus 4.2 2007

Brand
Bruichladdich
Expression
Octomore Comus 4.2 2007
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
61.00%
Produced at
Bruichladdich Distillery
Region
Islay

Dave Broom

81
Nose
Quite rooty/turfy smokiness - even freshly turned earth - with touches of baked banana and, with water, laurel/bog myrtle. A good sound, sweet central purity gives the necessary balance.
Palate
Plenty of cooling eucalyptus qualities and a light dustiness before it thickens in the centre revealing fruit compote.
Finish
Fresh and smoky with a building level of honeyed sweetness.
Comment
Though hot, go easy on the water.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Phenolic. Tar, cough syrup. The smoke emerges slowly. And creosote. Citrussy.
Palate
Sweet at first then bursting into a fizzy spiciness. Smoke wraps up the palate, then give way to liquorice.
Finish
Dry and sweet at the same time.
Comment
Difficult to enjoy without water. Water enhances the smokiness and releases a sooty note. Ne plus ultra for the peat freaks out there.
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