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Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage

Brand
Old Pulteney
Expression
1990 Vintage
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Pulteney Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.oldpulteney.com
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Full and malty. Mature sawdusty American oak with sweet sherried fruit. Dense and deep with caster sugar and crumbly spice sprinkled apricots and apple. A maritime note balances beautifully.
Palate
Soft, sultana and sweet sherried fruit. Full, robust and malty with treacle, baked dark fruit and a light peat note. The salinity and citrus combine to add freshness on the middle.
Finish
Exceptionally long with the American oak returning. Chocolatey, spiced and maritime.
Comment
A complex malt with the American and European oak spirit working in harmony.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Malty. Toffee, orange peel. Buttery. Shortcrust pastry. A sweet creamy vanilla note. In the back, a meaty note. Like chicken broth.
Palate
Crisp and dry. Oak is grippy. Seville orange. Dark chocolate. Drying on spices. Quite warm.
Finish
Warm and spicy.
Comment
I expected a sweeter character. Oak tends to overwhelm in an assertive way. Tamed with a dash of water though, this whisky is pleasantly brisk.
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