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Connoisseur's Choice Ardbeg 1990 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseur's Choice Ardbeg 1990

Brand
Connoisseur's Choice
Expression
Ardbeg 1990
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Expressive. Fresh smoke and, again, the aromas of the seashore. Tar, caulked ropes, weatherbeaten wooden boats on a pebbled beach.
Palate
Oily, smooth, creamy. Clean, fresh, maltiness. Rounded with a touch of sherry?
Finish
Light leafy spiciness. Long and warming.
Comment
The palate seemed almost disappointingly cosy, but the wildness of Islay was recalled in the finish.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Intense and smoky: tar, bitumen, beach bonfires, drying seaweed. Mouth watering. A lean and dry young pup.
Palate
Bone-dry to start, the smoke parches the throat, saved by a light tickle of fruit.
Finish
Tarry and intense with glimmer of seaweed.
Comment
All of Ardbeg and some more. Uncompromising.
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