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The Balvenie PortWood 21 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie PortWood 21 Years Old

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
PortWood 21 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Perfumy, fruity. Passion fruit. Raisiny. Nutty dryness, marzipan.
Palate
Very complex. Toffee, creamy, winey, aniseed.
Finish
Long, cedary, dry.
Comment
Bring on the petits-fours.

Jim Murray

Nose
Fruity and ripe; lovely and grapey yet smoky, too. Finely tuned.
Palate
Silkier than the other Balvenies, and with greater fruit and spice. Yet some how lacks their complexity.
Finish
Enormous. Wave upon wave of deep smoky/oaky notes. A slight hint of sap towards the finish, though, as the whisky heads in a bourbony direction.
Comment
The port wood has altered the shape of the whisky. The malt plays a less significant part, which means limited complexity.
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