Port Ellen Pe2 Elements of Islay
Added on Monday, Jul 26, 2010 at 07:43 PM
  Bottler: Specialty Drinks
  Age: NA yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 59.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $200 Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

Nose: Whoa, give it a minute and don't bury your nose in the glass.  Dark belgian chocolate over orange candy, fresh vulcanized rubber.  A bit of Christmas spices.

 

Palate:  Intense.  Dark chocolate, tar, roses.  Runs hot and burns going down (coming from a Cask Strength guy.)  Red hots. Spice monster!  Too much going on.  A little water allows a butteryness to come through.

 

Finish: exhale for a bit of ginger and cinnamon.  Lingers well.

 

Overall good.  Damn good.  This might need a little time to open up a bit.  Right now, I'm sensing a complexity much like a fireworks grand finale, but not a complexity that can sit in my mouth and play around like some of the classic fantastic Port Ellens.  Maybe a retaste in a month will be different.

 
Fuji
 
N: Blackberry salt water taffy, red flesh from black plums, peat, paraffin wax, grain, wet hay and ash        
P: peat, black peppers, toasted wheats, plum jam, bitterness from black coffee        
F: salt mixed with ash, lingering cirtus and black licorice notes        
 
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