Monday, 23 October 2017

Port Ellen 33 Batch 6 TBWC Review [London has Fallen]

Hi everyone,

This is the third PE I’ve tried so far, and I’ve gotta say, the stuffs pretty great.
Of course, stocks are low and the barrels left are getting older and older, making them more and more expensive every year.
Except Diageo had a master plan… to do it all again! I’m going to leave that alone for the moment though.
 
Port Ellen 33 TBWC Batch 6 47.5%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Great of course. Classic old PE smoke, incredible green olive and anchovy note, leather, dusty lemon, quite austere. Soot. Old Ardbeg-esque.
Taste: Amazing arrival, incredible development. Waves of complexity, great old Ardbeggian-esque smoke. Sharp complex grapefruit and lime. Chocolate and leather.
Finish: Long length. Amazing. Emotional. Really nice oils coat the mouth. Mouth watering then starts.
Even better than Batch 5, but double the price. Just fantastic balance, complexity and power.
91/100
Two 91’s in as many weeks, which is pretty cool! Not often I score stuff that high.

Thanks for reading!

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Network Average: 74.3
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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