ARDBEG 14 ans 2005 The Story of the Wind & Wave Conquête


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These days, independent bottlings of Ardbeg are extremely hard to come by. Which is just one more reason to really make the most of the tasting if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one. This peaty, smoky, iodine and salty version reveals exotic fruit, citrus fruit and incredibly fresh herbaceous flavours as well as silty notes that seem to crumble like sand slipping through your fingers.

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SKU: 60261 Categories: , , , Brand: Volume: 0.700clReference: 60261


Appearance : bright gold.
Nose : rich, concentrated. The very refined first nose is at once peaty, ashy, herbaceous (cut hay), spicy (clove, star anise) and mineral (limestone). Allowed to breathe, the aroma palette is dressed in exotic tones (passion fruit, pineapple), heady fragrances (iris, lily) and vanilla scents. It then becomes increasingly camphoric and candied (lemon, grapefruit).
Palate : elegant, balanced. The very milky attack (coconut, walnut) gives the floor to a fairly dry peat coated in soot and silt. The wonderfully fresh mid-palate is luscious (chlorophyll), liquorice (stick) and infused (black tea). The rich end of the palate invites us to savour a vanilla flan, rhubarb tart or strawberry cream cake. Everything is of course wrapped in a translucent smoke.
Overall : long, silky. Drawing out the end of the palate, the start of the finish is energized by lime juice and mint. Gradually, the peat becomes milky, fruity (pear, Mirabelle plum) and herbaceous (aniseed, fennel). On the retro-nasal olfaction, flavours of shellfish, iodine and kelp pair wonderfully with cocoa bean and salted butter caramel. The empty glass reproduces aromas of cooked agave, artichoke heart, straw and burnt earth after the harvest.

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Weight 1.400 kg
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