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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
Rich, creamy, malty.
Palate
The maltiness becomes creamy, then honeyed, then develops raisiny notes (Scottish black bun) and nutty dryness. An inviting, seductive dryness.
Finish
Bitter black chocolate.
Comment
This expression beautifully highlights the qualities of The Balvenie as a whisky that is full of rich flavours yet gentler and less robust than, for example, Glenfarclas or The Macallan.

Dave Broom

Nose
Elegance personified. Rich and soft with peach, fudge, red fruits (cherry especially) and a tiny cough of smoke. Sexy stuff.
Palate
Very soft and quite sweet: acacia honey, red fruit and a gorgeous silky feel.
Finish
Orange peel.
Comment
Finishing is all about striking a balance. Here, the port just nudges the spirit into a new space but never dominates. Classy.
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