Review 94 – Bruichladdich 25 1985 DNA3 MCMLXXXV
Cask Type: ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry
Nose: Nutty, oak, raisin, worn leather, raspberry chocolate, fresh seaweed, cinnamon, mace, red apple skin, bay leaf
Palate: Oak, red apple, raspberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, oak, salt, raisin
Finish: Long finish, pepper, oak, mineral, oak tannins
Great deal of complexity throughout, all that you expect from high quality sherry cask. The nose carries a nice wave of various spices, leather, dark fruits, and chocolate notes. The palate is more or less similar to the nose, followed by a drying finish thanks of a great deal of oak tannins. A great offering from Bruichladdich, though not as complex as I thought it would be, it’s rather well-harmonised, really enjoyed this dram!