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The Balvenie 1972 Vintage Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 1972 Vintage Cask

The Balvenie 1972 Vintage Cask
Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
1972 Vintage Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
49.40%
Vintage
1972
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
Selected whisky specialists and www.thebalvenie.com

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Hugely complex: perfumed with dried apricot, pear, orange and cinnamon. There's honey, hazelnut, orange blossom water, spices and light smoke. Intensely concentrated mid-palate with a mass of honeyed red and black fruits, spice, apple. Superb balance and harmony between all the elements. Sweet toffee. Smoke. Proof, if it were needed, that this is a first growth distillery. Dave Broom

Talcum powder, confection, strawberry jam. To taste it has a quaint old fashioned feel, dry as a tinder box and a wisp of smoke. Afairly feminine dram with layers of perfumed talc lingering on the aftertaste. Annabel Meikle

Rich and profound. Caramelised fruit, custard, shortcake and a touch of polished floor on the nose. The same delicious sensation of paradise lost with cooked fruit on the palate. This is a superb late afternoon dram to enjoy for a relaxing moment listening to Beethoven's 7th symphony. Martine Nouet

Primrose, big bold fruits on the nose. Absolutely dripping with style and class. Everything in perfect balance in the mouth, with oddball blackcurrant mixing with hints of smoke and a captivating fruit and malt two step running through its heart. The finish is long and pleasant. Dominic Roskrow

A fantastic dram. Plenty of coconut and exotic fruits. Not to be missed. Thierry Benitah

Michael Jackson

Nose
Buttery richness. Butterscotch pudding. Bread and butter pudding. Honey.
Palate
Astonishingly syrupy smooth. Still evoking thoughts of the sweet trolley, but farther south; the honeyed pastries of the Balkans. Then a suggestion of chocolate powder hints at tiramisu.
Finish
Bitter chocolate. Terry's chocolate oranges.
Comment
The ultimate dessert dram. Beautifully composed.

Dave Broom

Nose
Hugely complex: perfumed with dried apricot, pear, orange and cinnamon. There's honey, hazelnut, orange blossom water, spices and light smoke.
Palate
Intensely concentrated mid-palate with a mass of honeyed red and black fruits, spice, apple. Superb balance and harmony between all the elements.
Finish
Sweet toffee. Smoke.
Comment
Proof, if it were needed, that this is a first-growth distillery.
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