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Linkwood Cote Rotie Tasting notes and reviews

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Linkwood Cote Rotie

Brand
Linkwood
Expression
Cote Rotie
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1991
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Linkwood Distillery
Region
Speyside

Dave Broom

72
Nose
Quite an effusive nose, with a sooty/charred note coming from (double?) oak. This is more about dried plum and cranberry. Sweet and subtle.
Palate
Fat and jammy. The fruits are ripe alongside some pecan but sweetness. Water however accentuates the oak and some stalky tannin. Hard to tell what this was before the secondary casking took place.
Finish
Butter, coffee and oak.
Comment
For me the cask is over-dominant.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
A strong sour note. Cider apples, cider cellar. Antique shop. Opening on sweeter notes. Caramel, barley sugar. A touch of burnt wood.
Palate
Dry and crisp. The oak grips the palate. Bittersweet apples, chestnut purée.
Finish
Dry but the bitterness has gone. A touch of sandalwood in the back.
Comment
An interesting profile. As the wood takes the lead but gives in to the fruit in the end. Not for the sweet tooth.
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