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Gordon & MacPhail Aberfeldy 1978 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Aberfeldy 1978

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Aberfeldy 1978
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Aberfeldy Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

77
Nose
Still very fresh, but drier, with a touch more smokiness, and no obvious sherry.
Palate
Oilier. Very tangerine-like. Sweeter. Scenty. More complex.
Finish
Attractively appetising late echo of peat smoke.
Comment
Delicate but not bland. Real subtlety. Very mature, but not a hint of wood. A Highlander, but blindfold I would have placed it as a Speysider.

Jim Murray

85
Nose
Stupendous aroma: a posy of lilacs and blue bells which is heady and rich.
Palate
Drier than the nose suggests with an early arrival of firm oak. Sweetens as the malt arrives.
Finish
Decent bitter-sweet balance which perhaps levels out on the former but always with a barley-sugar undercurrent.
Comment
Held its age well and another gem for the sweet-toothed. Excellent.
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