Aberlour A'bunadh Non Chill-Filtered Single Speyside Malt

Single Malt Scotch from Speyside, Scotland
WE 96-100
60.5% ABV
Item # 30754

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$84.95

750ml
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Matured exclusively in Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry butts, the rarest and most precious casks used for maturation and bottled at cask strength, a'bunadh possesses an unrivaled aromatic intensity. A richer mouth-feel and flavor complexity is achieved by bottling without the use of modern day chill-filtering methods. Nose: Full flavors, slightly smoky with red apples and a fine sherry character. Taste: Intense fruity flavors. Buttery and creamy with a syrupy fruit sweetness. Soft on the palate with a rich chocolate orange-like note. Finish: Long mouth warming feeling and mellowness. Slightly peaty with a honey and spicy aftertaste.

96-100 points Classic/Highest Recommendation Wine Enthusiast: "Intriguing and challenging bouquet of aromas of roasted nuts, old leather, black pepper, old oak and dried fruit. Palate entry is aggressive in spirit, but sweet and pruny; midpalate is drier and features tastes of leather and grain. Aftertaste teems with oak resin, hard cheese (meaning, rancio), candied nuts, candied fruit and dark honey. Add mineral water. (12/15/09)"

Wine Spectator: "Fruity. Brave the cask-strength heat and be rewarded by a malt that's welcoming and complex. Sherry and cherry dominate at first, but a cereal-granola-honey quality and a licorice note flirt from behind the curtain. The essential candy element returns on the finish. (2/28/11)"
Matured exclusively in Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry butts, the rarest and most precious casks used for maturation and bottled at cask strength, a'bunadh possesses an unrivaled aromatic intensity. A richer mouth-feel and flavor complexity is achieved by bottling without the use of modern day chill-filtering methods. Nose: Full flavors, slightly smoky with red apples and a fine sherry character. Taste: Intense fruity flavors. Buttery and creamy with a syrupy fruit sweetness. Soft on the palate with a rich chocolate orange-like note. Finish: Long mouth warming feeling and mellowness. Slightly peaty with a honey and spicy aftertaste.

96-100 points Classic/Highest Recommendation Wine Enthusiast: "Intriguing and challenging bouquet of aromas of roasted nuts, old leather, black pepper, old oak and dried fruit. Palate entry is aggressive in spirit, but sweet and pruny; midpalate is drier and features tastes of leather and grain. Aftertaste teems with oak resin, hard cheese (meaning, rancio), candied nuts, candied fruit and dark honey. Add mineral water. (12/15/09)"

Wine Spectator: "Fruity. Brave the cask-strength heat and be rewarded by a malt that's welcoming and complex. Sherry and cherry dominate at first, but a cereal-granola-honey quality and a licorice note flirt from behind the curtain. The essential candy element returns on the finish. (2/28/11)"
Product SKU 30754
Producer Aberlour
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Size 750ml
Color Other
ABV 60.5%
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