Port Ellen 1982 Murray McDavid Mission
Added on Monday, Jul 25, 2011 at 07:24 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 27 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.60 % Region: Islay
  Price: $350 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Chateau d'Yquem finished
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose:  Lots of peat smoke with a drop of Tequila (or maybe mezcal).
Palate: Peat, some acidic notes, salty sea air.
Finish:  Peat with a drop of sweetness.

The Chateau D'Yquem is not much in evidence except in the finish.  A good, old-fashioned peat monster.  
Nose is interesting, kinda salty like the soup at Benihana, chicken stock, I don't really get much smoke at all.
Palate -- oh okay there's some smoke here, with the d'Yquem sweetness obvious but only as a mild influence, mostly in the finish. Along with a great spike of... uh, what is that? Sweet ash or something.
Really drinkable and very enjoyable, why are these "gimmicky" wine-barreled PE's better than the "standard" ones I'm tasting them with? Anyhow, I'm diggin this.   A-/B+
N: Moderately peaty, sweet and sour notes.
P: On the grassier side, buttered almonds, notes of tomato sauce along with plenty of peat.
F: A little oak followed by a swell of sweetness. 

N:  Salt and Butterscotch, faint. Red hots, soil

P:  Full flavored salt yet thin mouthfeel.  Medicinal and musty.  B/B+  


Very malty, paraffin wax, and black tea with smoked berries

Nothing big on the finish, minty, waxy, but fades fast.

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