MORTLACH 33 ans 1988 G&M


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This 33 year old Mortlach, distilled in 1988, was aged in Refill American Hogshead before being bottled at its natural strength in the Connoisseur Choice Upper range. Of all the existing trading ranges, Connoisseur Choice is probably the oldest. Reviewed and modified several times since its creation, this range knows how to preserve all its quality and its essence. Connoisseurs Choice single malts invite the connoisseur to discover the unique expressions of Scotland’s finest distilleries, through different strengths, maturations, years and profiles.

Fruity and rich. Apple, honey, citrus, pepper.

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Tasting Notes

: Rich, heady. On the first nose, scents of rooty and empyreumatic peat (sleet, soot) rub shoulders with vanilla, lemony and medicinal notes (Velpeau band, poultice) of very pure expression. Allowed to breathe, the aromatic palette becomes increasingly mineral (schist, charcoal, basalt), saline and at the same time creamy (barley porridge, rice cake). Then, essential oils (savory, rosemary, sage) and spices (star anise, clove, nutmeg) intermingle with fresh fruit (Williams pear, Golden apple).

Palate : Clean, full of vitality. Finely liquoricey (stick) and oily (green olive), the attack on the palate develops into candied (lemon, pineapple, pear) and herbaceous (green barley, cut hay, alfalfa) flavors. On the mid-palate, notes of barley sugar and anise deeply permeate the taste buds. The finish is minty, very slightly earthy and rooty (gentian, genepi).

Finish : Long, dense. Anchored in a soil full of mineral salts, the start of the finish is supported by a remarkable chocolate and malty bitterness. In the aftertaste, the pungent flavors of a burning cigar float in an atmosphere increasingly saturated with intense smoke and eucalyptus notes. The retro-nasal olfaction is malty, peaty (dry peat), medicinal (balm), vanilla and lemony. The empty glass leads us right into the middle of a spray-swept peat field.

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Weight 1.300 kg


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