Bruichladdich Black Art 1989 First Edition
Added on Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 at 04:57 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 51.10 % Region: Islay
  Price: $150 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is dry sherry or port with some plums and raisins. It really retains that dry wine note on the palate. There are port like flavors and even some Zinfandel and other tannic red wines with just a slight bit of sweetness. As you sip on, there are layers of flavors here that include chocolate, orange and a bit of tin; the mouthful is syrupy. The finish is all port. It's and interesting mix of wine flavors that shows great promise, but it's a bit flat on the palate; a hint more sweetness would add some needed depth. Still, I keep drinking this and chewing over the flavor; it's definitely holding my interest. 
N: Kinda odd initially, like stewed vegetables, spice cake.
P: Palate is dominated by vegetable spice, its sort of like marinara sauce.  That's a spicy meatball!   
F: Quite fruity, sweet, the finish is actually quite nice.
I'm not sure what's going on here, but this is either a port cask or some bizarre finish.   It's very odd, and oddly enjoyable. 
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