Date Jun. 8th, 2009
Place: at home

我們比利時的麥芽狂人, 同時也是Lindores的領導人Luc設立的Whiskysample網站提供了認識不認識酒友們ㄧ個分享特別酒款的機會, 當初他設立網站的時候還頗受到一部分麥芽狂人們的批判, 雖然我是挺他的狂人之一, 但是倒也沒跟他買過,不過在艾雷威士忌音樂節的二手價錢不斷飆漲的同時, 今年還是覺得透過他的網站分享算是比較划算的作法. 只是本來想等他全部post上網再來訂, 沒想到前面幾天的酒一下就被搶光了, 看到Ardbeg這兩瓶上網後趕快訂了一下, 今天收到搶到的這四支趕緊來嚐個鮮.

Bruichladdich 16yo 'Cuvee C Margaux' (46%, OB)
C: Brown. Somewhat orange/peach like. 這支酒當然不是今年音樂節的酒, 上次幫Andrew翻譯拿到的禮物, 開了一陣子了, 今年拿來漱口.
N: very malty, light fruity nose, tropical fruit, somewhat flower, 奶油芭樂.
P: Medium body, medium short finish. Nutty bitter. Somewhat strong. 苦味明顯.
C: 79 points. I don't think it's a good trial. 紅酒桶的影響明顯, 有特色但是並不是我喜歡的類型, 怪異是真的!

Bruichladdich 1993/2009 ‘Oirthir Gaidheal' (53.6%, OB, C#13, 1,000 bts. Feis Ila 2009)
C: Yellow.
N: Fresh fruit, citrus, and vanilla, raw grain, quite lovely one. 有些海鮮火鍋的聯想.
P: Medium light body, mild, short finish. Kind of weak, mild. Easy going. Kind of robust ending.
C: 82 points. An easy going and good Bruichladdich. Very festival feel. 有著酒廠特色的果香, 歡樂節慶感覺, 但是不算非常突出的酒.

Laphroaig 12yo ‘Cairdeas' (57.5%, OB, Feis Ila 2009 and FOL)
C: Yellow.
N: Heavily peated, with lot's smokiness, burned wood. Light iodine. Icy-hot. Some boggy and heather feel. Need some time to open.
P: Light body, very peaty bitter. Medium finish, again, malty grain with peaty bitter in mouth. Complex.
C: 84 points. Robust, young, powerful, yet, not matured. 相當重的泥煤與煙燻, 灰燼感, 需要一點時間去感受, 有層次, 但是不成熟的一支酒. 另外有新的10yo CS Batch#1也有買, 但是就放到之後再品飲了!

Ardbeg 1998/2009 (54%, OB, C#1189, 252 bts. Toasted Oak, Feis Ila 2009)
C: Brown, 不知道Toasted Oak代表甚麼, 過兩天研究一下再報告!
N: Quite malty, tropical fruit, peaty, very Ardbeg style. Slightly more grain sweet.
P: medium body, medium long finish, some plum finish, quite enjoyable.
C: 90 points. 表現相當一致的酒, 有著標準的Ardbeg風格, 喝起來也很棒, 還有些老酒的聯想.

Ardbeg 1998/2009 (54.7%, OB, C#1190, 282 bts. Toasted Oak, Feis Ila 2009)
C: Brown, 與姊妹桶幾乎一樣顏色, 也不奇怪啦!
N: Similar but with more sea influence and iodine. Lightly more minty nose.
P: medium light body, medium finish, warm and hot. More peaty feel. Finished dark chocolate bitter.
C: 88 points. 聞香比品飲要好的酒, 感覺與前一桶類似但是卻又很容易分辨, 這是用來闡述桶格的裝瓶嗎? 威士忌還是很奇妙的東西呢! 似乎該是一樣的產品卻又表現出這麼多不同..

 

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