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McGibbon's Port Ellen 23 Years Old, Provenance Tasting notes and reviews

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McGibbon's Port Ellen 23 Years Old, Provenance

Brand
McGibbon's
Expression
Port Ellen 23 Years Old, Provenance
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
23 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Fruity. A declension of apple fragrances. Cider, oven roasted apples with cinnamon. Apple blossom. All framed in burning applewood.
Palate
Firm, slightly tangy. Getting sweeter in time but oak keeps a spicy grip on the fruit.
Finish
Dry, spicy and almondy.
Comment
Reminded me of old Calvados. Oak tends to overwhelm fruit but a wee dash of water tones it down. Very unpeated for a Port Ellen!

Michael Jackson

77
Nose
Rich with ripe, red fruits. Some pear and Calvados notes. Pain au chocolate. Chocolate and caramel.
Palate
Sweet, then charcoal. Fresher with water.
Finish
Peppery. Charred. Becomes pleasantly astringent. Water reveals wood smoke.
Comment
A nose, rich in dessert character, is balanced by charcoal-like dryness.
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