Sazerac 18 (Fall 2013)
Added on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:07 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: 18 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
1985 juice that has been stored in stainless since 2005.
Member Ratings and Notes
I did this one side by side with the 2012 and as expected there are a lot of similarities and not a lot of differences. Probably more to do with the fact my bottle had been opened awhile, I thought the nose was clearer on the 2012 with the 2013 being slightly muted (especially in the first 20-30 minutes or so). With that said, the similair rye/grassy notes dominated. Very earthy. The palate is balanced between the same grass/rye notes and some spice. Nice long finish. [11/24/2013] 
Big spicy kick with buttered popcorn and warm fresh baked bread. A hint of potpourri lingers.  Taste stale and tired. The rye seems a bit stagnant and mute. Medium finish with sweet vanilla oil.  

n: brown sugar, baked rhubarb tart, baked apple with alot of cinnamon. Quite warm and spicy, caramel covered popcorn ball. Rye with a nice strong presence but not overpowering. Great nose with a bit of fresh dill.


t: follows the nose, with a nice initial spice and then tapers to a vanilla cream. Middle gets some spring time straw, wheat bread, and cardboard. Finishes with fresh dill and spiced chai tea latte. Great tasting super easy to drink.   [B/B+]

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