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Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Dewar Rattray Balblair 1990 15 Years Old

Brand
Dewar Rattray
Expression
Balblair 1990 15 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
62.90%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
A D Rattray Limited ~ Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.dewarrattray.com
Availability
Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Romania

Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Grassy and malty. Barley sugar, Weetabix. Cowshed. Corn syrup. Opens up on fruity notes. Summer fruit. Cherry jam.
Palate
Incredibly sweet for the strength. Flowing, custardy, then breaks into a spicy burst.
Finish
Dry and short. Slightly astringent.
Comment
The nose is more attractive than the palate, rather restrained.

Dave Broom

72
Nose
Clean and leafy (green leaves), light nutty/hay-like maltiness, pie crust, macaroon and a hint of phenols. Water reveals a note like firelighters/leaking primus stove.
Palate
Incredibly hot when taken neat. Water calms it and initially shows hazelnut and attractive sweetness. Then it collapses.
Finish
Light smoke.
Comment
Once again not sufficient complexity or balance to elevate it to greatness.
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