Bruichladdich Legacy 5
Added on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 09:14 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1978 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: $430 Availability: Specialty Stores
1,690 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  Nice nose.  Fruity and syrupy, apples and pears, raisins, some sherry or port in the background. 
Palate:  Much less robust than the nose but very malty and pleasant, soft fruit notes, again maybe a drop of sherry, but not a lot.
Finish:  malty and a bit citric.


N: Satisfying deep wood, a character very similar to an old bourbon. Wood paneling. Light fruits - a hint of pineapple. Lightly floral; wood dominates. Gentle saltiness, red apples, far-off raisin notes. Gentle waxiness. 


P: Medium bodied. Initially grainy, warming more than the ABV suggests. Fruits in abundance - strong apples, light pear. Honeyed qualities, barley late and gentle sherry.


F: Smooth with apples. Vanishes for a second and then perks up with some gentle wood and waxiness.


Early 70s Bruichladdich is great. However, it should be noted this bottle doesn't sustain oxidation well. Later impressions of this after it had been open for a while were in the mid-B range.  

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