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2013 sees the first appearance of Oban in the Special Releases lineup since 2004. This 21 year old expression has coastal notes with a rich depth and is one of the sleeping giants within the 2013 range.Tasting Notes (2)
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Tasting Notes by Billy A
Seashells, brine and ferns, with toffee sweetness, red wines gums and developing floral notes – iris? Bushy green leaves, redcurrants, butter and cinnamon appear after some time in the glass.
Golden syrup and spice up front, with warming spice – cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Apple caramel and apple skin provide some fruitiness. Water calms down some of the spiciness to give spiced dark chocolate, toffee and clean, sweet apple notes.
Light chocolate, ginger and driftwood.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this and was very pleased – Coastal, but not too much so, with some great rich depth and contrasting fresh fruity notes. It takes water well, keeping its spicy flavours while losing some heat, and doesn’t get too sweet.
Polished beech-wood; richer and deeper in sunlight. Moderate beading.
Full, accessible and oily, with rich caramel notes embracing sweet, ripe apples set in burnt pastry yet also with fresh and cleansing maritime notes; fragrant dried seaweed, hot sand dunes. Then darker, linseed-oil-rich aromas like those found at a furniture restorer’s lead to a briefly salty, then spicy, aromatic conclusion. It’s more complex and sweetly rounded with water, with lighter caramel, more ripe autumn fruit, and a trace of smoke, delivering a pleasurable, moreish malt.
Warming overall, the dense, oily texture beautifully coating and liqueur-like. The taste is first sweet, with fruity vanilla toffee, then salty, with pistachio shells, and burnt pastry. Becomes sweeter and less salty: less the old sea-dog! Mouth-cleansing, cool and fresh, and drying. Water emphasises the cooling, sweet and salty notes; rich dark chocolate and minty smoke.
Lengthy and drying, starting sweet and savoury with raspberry juice, dark smooth chocolate, ginger and clove, yet with an attractive salty, oily aftertaste, all brine and smooth olive oil.
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Delightful nose of honey and raisin. My favorite Oban
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