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Chivas Regal Extra Blended Scotch Whisky Tasting notes and reviews

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Chivas Regal Extra Blended Scotch Whisky

Brand
Chivas Regal
Expression
Extra Blended Scotch Whisky
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Website
www.chivas.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

75
Nose
A dense but unyielding nose. Hints of syrup coated apricot and chunky, tight oak which is what is reining the aromas in. Late hints of herbs, wheat flakes and possibly some rye-like notes.
Palate
Soft and a little homogenous. Slightly coffeed and malty with again hints of apricots in syrup. Lightly herbal and wheaty, but like the nose the oak blankets and gives everything an over toffeed sheen.
Finish
Short and abrupt with a grainy, tannic finish.
Comment
The oak has the spirit in its vice-like grip!

Neil Ridley

74
Nose
Wow! Far eastern spices ahoy. Some wafts of potpourri, hazelnuts, praline chocolate and fresh cherries. It's balanced and very pleasant indeed.
Palate
Sweet caramel notes, tempered with a spirity note, and some slightly tannic wood. It has a sort of old world vintage blend note, but lacking in complexity.
Finish
Tannic tea notes dominate, with a slight caramel note.
Comment
A shame that the palate doesn't match up to the pleasing notes on the nose.
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