Springbank 14 Port Wood
Added on Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 08:28 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1989 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.80 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: $85 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2004       12 yrs in refill sherry casks, 2 yrs in port pipes       1800 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Mmmmm. Nose is yummy maraschino cherry, cookie dough, vanilla, butter. The palate continues the sweet flavors. And the finish did too.  My notes are thin, but I recall this impressed me. And I wrote down A-/A.  This was a great deal for $85. 
N: Feinty and woody.
P: Strange spicy wood.  Ginger.
F: Gets nice and sweet.
Ya OK, is good. 
Nose is sherry-like and very grapey, with hints of pavement tar.  Palate is rich and syrupy, again quite grapey, with dried fruits -- cherries, raisins, dates.  Very full-bodied stuff, with a background of Indian spices.  Tasty stuff, and a big mouthful of strong character.  B/B+ 
Tasted this blind and notes indicate that the winey overtones tend to dominate in both nose and palate.  Clearly Springbank as the caramel is there along with the warm whipped cream that I love.  There is also a grassy bubblegum kinda thing going on and the finish is very long which kicked this up to a B+....but just barely. 
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