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Wemyss Vintage Malts Lemon Smoke 1996 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Wemyss Vintage Malts Lemon Smoke 1996 16 Years Old

Brand
Wemyss Vintage Malts
Expression
Lemon Smoke 1996 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd
Region
Islay
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Neil Ridley

82
Nose
Lobster pots, salty fishing line and carbolic soap, with an addition of freshly sawn pine. Very domineering, with a touch of creaminess if one digs deeper.
Palate
Creamy peat, some peppery notes, a touch of stewed banana and icing sugar. Sweet and peaty. Reminiscent of very sweet Lapsang Souchong tea.
Finish
The peat lingers, alongside remnants of the sweetness.
Comment
Solid and distinctly ‘Islay' in character.

Rob Allanson

80
Nose
Sweet peat and moss fires, coal tar soap, raw smoked bacon, but then under this is mango and a sharp citrus note.
Palate
That sweet peat fire note comes through, then the sweetness ramps up with tropical fruit notes. Just at the end the peat reek hits back.
Finish
Crisp, peaty and earthy.
Comment
Well balanced with lots of layers of sweetness and peat.
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