Aultmore 22 Year Old (SMWS 73.69 – Dark Side Eclipsed by Sweet Joys)

Aultmore 22 Year Old (SMWS 73.69 - Dark Side Eclipsed by Sweet Joys) I was suggested to review before looking up the distillery code and cask info, which is what I would be doing below! [The info will be filled up after my tasting notes] Region: Speyside ABV: 52.9% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Colour: Light gold … Continue reading Aultmore 22 Year Old (SMWS 73.69 – Dark Side Eclipsed by Sweet Joys)

Schroder & Schyler Margaux Private Reserve 1982

Schroder & Schyler Margaux Private Reserve 1982 Schroder & Schyler own’s the famous Margaux third growth winery – Chateau Kirwan, and this is their “Private Reserve label”, which other than Margaux they also produce a Medoc and Saint-Emilion variant. This particular wine is made from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Bottled … Continue reading Schroder & Schyler Margaux Private Reserve 1982

Macallan Cask Strength 58.4%

Macallan Cask Strength 58.4% Region: Speyside ABV: 58.4% E150: No Chill-filtered: No   Container: Spiegelau Whisky Snifter Colour:Mahogany Nose: Sharp ethanol, rich stewed red fruits, walnuts, biscuit, raisins, milk chocolate, candied orange, strawberry, plum. Palate: Raisins, cinnamon, ginger, orange, red fruit jam, toffee, stewed plums. Finish: Long finish, lingering cinnamon, ginger, strawberry, oak, and oak … Continue reading Macallan Cask Strength 58.4%

Chateau Saint-Arnaud Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1993

Chateau Saint-Arnaud Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1993 Left breathing for 1 hour. Colour: Tawny, clear core. Nose: Initially closed up, showing cured meat, leather, touch of black fruits. After an hour, the nose opened up, with aromas of plums, liquorice, cherries, and a faint hint of vanilla. Palate: Dry, medium+ acidity, fine grainy tannins, plums, sour … Continue reading Chateau Saint-Arnaud Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1993

Bowmore 18 Year Old, SMWS 3.270 (18 Year Old “Surf ‘n turf in a camel’s saddle bag”)

Bowmore 18 Year Old Region: Islay ABV: 43% E150: Yes Chill-filtered: Yes   Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Amber Nose: Caramel, brine, raspberry, light peat, citrus, floral, creamy corn. Palate: Peat, oak, vanilla, creamy corn, light ash, red fruits, touch mineral. Finish: Short finish, oak, earth, mineral water, cough syrup, touch of spice. Score: 80/100 Surprisingly … Continue reading Bowmore 18 Year Old, SMWS 3.270 (18 Year Old “Surf ‘n turf in a camel’s saddle bag”)

Tintonegro Malbec Uco Valley 2012

Tintonegro Malbec 2012 Very affordable wine from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. Let’s see how it goes. Colour: Medium+ purple core Nose: Clean nose, liquorice, very fruit forward, blackberries, blueberries, black cherries, and a touch of oak. Palate: Dry, medium-body, medium+ acidity, medium+ soft tannins, ripe dark fruits, plums, well integrated oak. Finish: Medium finish, plums, … Continue reading Tintonegro Malbec Uco Valley 2012

Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 2014, Roux Pere & Fils Les Valozieres Aloxe-Corton 2013, Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo 2011, Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru 2014 Colour: Pale lemon Nose: Clean nose, mineral, peach, pineapple, citrus, white flower. Palate: Dry, full bodied, high acidity, citrus, pineapple, mineral. Finish: Long finish, mineral and pineapple. Score: 75+/100 On the simple side, aside from the long finish, nothing special. Roux Père & Fils Les Valozières … Continue reading Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 2014, Roux Pere & Fils Les Valozieres Aloxe-Corton 2013, Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo 2011, Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Benrinnes 13 Year Old 1998 (Cask: 6868) A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Region: Speyside ABV: 56.8% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask type: Sherry Butt One of 270 Bottles Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Amber Nose: Raisins, prunes, dried dates, vanilla, pine, oak, hint of nutmeg. Palate: A bit hot on the palate. Strawberry, cherry syrup, red fruit jam sweetness, touch of minty coolness, dark chocolate, oak, pepper, ginger, … Continue reading Benrinnes 13 Year Old 1998 (Cask: 6868) A.D. Rattray Cask Collection

Macallan 15 1992 Murray McDavid

Macallan 15 1992 Murray McDavid Bottled for Chateau Louis in Edmonton, AB, Canada Region: Speyside ABV: 46% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill Sherry Container: Glencairn Neat Colour: Gold Nose: Touch of pungent ethanol, cocoa, orange peel, baking spice, ginger, icing sugar, apple, light strawberry note. Palate: Malt, oak , touch of caramel, cocoa … Continue reading Macallan 15 1992 Murray McDavid