Nose : We feel that we’re going straight to the point. We have a iodine smoke alongside tanned leather. we then have seaweeds that highlight the island charm of this Bowmore. We have green olives scents, that bring us on the area of expertise of Caol Ila… This very Islay spirit matches with a simple and quite young fruitiness that lingers on pear, peach with a bulk that reminds us of a compromise between chestnut and polish. A dash of cream apricot and aromatic herbs come to close the debate. A nose that finally evolves towards a pretty peat-fruits combo.
Mouth : We have a nice presence even if we’ve known greasier drams. The peat is lightly smoky with some roasting (chocolate) and a mineral hint, but leaves some space to express its marine character (seaweeds, iodine). We also get a good citrus zest (lemon) to give a bit of sweetness before the apricot and the pear come rolling in with a touch of cumin. A well balanced mouth that knows how to go straight with warmth.
Finish : The length is good and falls back on the fruit sugar (apricot) with a marine and lemony dominant chord. The aftertaste gets back a bit of peat (smoky) with some herbs on top.
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