Ben Nevis 21yo 1996
(52.8%, Various Independent Bottlers, Single & Single, Sherry cask, 500 Bts., 2018)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Bottler||Various Independent Bottlers|
|Brand Name||Ben Nevis|
|Alcohol By Volume||52.8%|
|Other Details||Single & Single, Sherry cask|
|Johannes van den Heuvel||88 |
|Johannes van den Heuvel||Nose: A powerful sherried profile with all the classic traits; wood, raisins, lemon sweets and fruit cake.
Some dusty notes in the background that add to the complexity. A citrussy prickle in the top of the nose.
More late summer fruits after adding a few drops of water. Hint of honey. Over time the citrus grows stronger.
Taste: Very sippable at slightly over 50% ABV. Quite sweet with the faintest hint of smoke.
Undiluted, it starts off powerdul, softening up a lot after a second. A very long, succulant finish.
The palate benefits from a little water. No added complexity, but smoother with more pronounced tannins.
Score: 88 points - this benefits from breathing in the glass - and will brobably improve in an opened bottle. |