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Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990 Tasting notes and reviews

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Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990

Brand
Dewar Rattray
Expression
Balblair 1990
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
62.90%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
A D Rattray Limited ~ Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.dewarrattray.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Tangy. Slightly butyric. Boiled vegetables. Dry hay. White chocolate.
Palate
A bit harsh. Astringent. Cereal bowl. Honey comb. Pear compote.
Finish
Lingering but astringent. Drying on toasted nuts.
Comment
The strength is a bit aggressive. And oak is not well-integrated. Tastes like a too young fellow.

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Orange Smarties! Very candied then comes balsa wood, dust and very high alcohol burn. Despite that, it's a little dull. Water makes it slightly musty with a note reminiscent of woollen jumpers.
Palate
Much, much better than the nose. Quite high-toned: powdered almond, chalk, grass; then the sweetness unfolds into gentle, pure apricot fruit.
Finish
Jalapeno peppers. Slightly grubby.
Comment
Not quite enough interaction between wood and spirit.
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