Balblair 1985 Rare Vintage (Gordon and MacPhail)
First up on the Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was the youngest of the drams, this 1985 Balblair.
lots of lovely orchard fruits in here, a really thick mouthfeel and a a nice herbal finish, tasty stuff.
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Many thanks to Steve from The Whisky Wire and to Gordon and MacPhail for including me on this Tweet Tasting.
a good fresh fruity nose, instinctively think sherry not bourbon, opening up into vanilla and plums but a linger of polish, ever changing with apples now coming through, lots to pick up on, sweet apples and pears with buttery oats and some cocoa powder
Palate is very delicate and thick and very smooth and spicy green apples, with a touch of water it develops into a mouth hugging delight.
herbal kick like cut damp grass
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