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Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old

Brand
Cadenhead's
Expression
Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
9 years old
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Cadenhead's Whisky Shop ~ Rosebank Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.wmcadenhead.com
Availability
Specialist outlets only.

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Assertively flowery. Fragrant and dry. Light body.
Palate
Flowery, soft, grassily sweet, moving to a very gentle dry finish.
Finish
Flowery, very lightly nutty, nougat-like.
Comment
All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.

Jim Murray

90
Nose
Young and still immature with fresh cut grass and the faintest waxy honey giving a lift above the alcohol.
Palate
The tell-tale signs of youth: citrus zest and barley concentrate. Yet the middle is magnificent with acacia honey and oak and some salty, tangy slightly peaty notes.
Finish
Long, chocolatey, a hint of oranges and warm spices. The balance is pretty nearly perfect.
Comment
Despite the worrying nose, to taste this has a bit of everything, in just the right amounts. A real collector's item. And don't add water.
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