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The Balvenie PortWood 1989 Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie PortWood 1989

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
PortWood 1989
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
Worldwide

Martine Nouet

Nose
Shy initially, then blossoms. Wood and fruit gracefully interlace. Muscat grape. Dates. Vanilla rice pudding. Carnations.
Palate
More wood than on the nose. Creamy. Sweet stewed plums. Oaky.
Finish
Quickly fades with sweet fruity notes.
Comment
Not the depth of the PortWood 21 Years Old, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Dave Broom

Nose
Sweet, quite winey, reminiscent of old Tavel rose. There's some honey, spices, charred fruits and red fruits. Subtle.
Palate
Soft and honeyed with a sweet redcurrant jelly flavour. Good weight and balance. A sweet gentle malt.
Finish
Soft.
Comment
Well-mannered and well-balanced.
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