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Signatory Port Ellen 1978 Port Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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Signatory Port Ellen 1978 Port Wood

Brand
Signatory
Expression
Port Ellen 1978 Port Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.00%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd. ~ Port Ellen Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.edradour.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Martine Nouet

87
Nose
A kitchen garden. Floral, herbal. Jasmine. Chervil. A garden after a summer shower. Juicy grapefruit pulp. Shellfish, smoked haddock. Tar.
Palate
Light and appetising. Sweet cherries. A much fruitier version than usual. Smoke is less distinct than on the nose. Distant seaweed notes.
Finish
Tangy. Sherbety. A fruity note.
Comment
Typical fragrant, alert Port Ellen, but the port finish lends more fruit and an amazing orangey-pinkish colour.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Another of those pink whiskies, yet it smells of iodine, tar and fish oil. Water brings out peat-smoked apricots. In time there's raspberry leaf and Spangles scattered over a stony beach. Weirdly interesting.
Palate
The smoke hits immediately, then some light but concentrated fruitiness. Still very tense and dry.
Finish
Wood and peat smoke. Singed wool.
Comment
Austere, pretty challenging. Finished, I suspect, to inject some fruity life into its dry bones.
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