Dalmore 1974 28 Year Old
Dalmore 1974 28 Year Old Price
70cl / 57.9%
The price is/was £2,000 a bottle. More double maturing than finishing. Colour: dark amber. Nose: well, it is true that this nose is superb. It’s very coherent, rounded, and yet there’s a firmness. I find notes of Cuban cigars, a touch of thuja wood, the expected oranges, a little milk chocolate, some marzipan for sure, some gingerbread, then pomegranates and cranberries, a growing floral side (peonies – typical Port), but much less cassis/blackcurrant than in other Port finishes. Dalmore 1974 28 Year Old
At this price, I’d have liked to be able to write that it’s quite crappy, but in fact it’s pretty brilliant. What a hard life. With water: perfect! A light, spicy fruitcake. Mouth (neat): it is fruity, rather around raisins and figs at first sips, then pretty much on cassis jam and crème. We’re almost in Dijon, capital city of Burgundy and home of the most famous crèmes de cassis! The miracle is that they managed to keep it balanced and even elegant. More Cointreau and white pepper after a little while, as well as a little greenness (Japanese green tea). With water: more bitter oranges, which works very well. Finish: quite long and much spicier. Cloves, caraway, ginger… Comments: greatly and smartly composed. Could this baby be the youngest… and the best within the series?
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