|Keith Wood||Most of you will be familiar with the 'in your face' massive peatiness of the 10y bottling and the blatant force of the Uigeadails, well this was a totally different beastie (oh dear, sorry, did I say Beastie?) as it is rich, smooth, very round, creamy and almost peat-less!
- The nose was an open-air market-stall of summer fruits with hints of Atlantic air, but the palate was deliciously creamy with an abundance of apricot, peach, cream and just the faintest hint of smoke in the background.
- Many may say this is not true Ardbeg character. I say it's taking Ardbeg into another, fully mature direction; That of fruit, richness and a complexity not found in younger expressions. |