Cardhu 18 Years Old

£92.50 (incl. VAT)

£77.08 (excl. VAT)

A quietly assured extra-mature whisky that opens slowly with real finesse to reveal an exquisite structure appealing to the connoisseur

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A quietly assured extra-mature whisky that opens slowly with real finesse to reveal an exquisite structure appealing to the connoisseur: rich in body, yet still full of delicate Cardhu character.

Tasting Notes

Nose
Distillery: Not forward, yet attractively natural and in time rich, balanced and very complex. Macerated fruits; pears, plums, cherries. Hints of pineapple develop a light, green, gooseberry-like edge. Delicate scents of wild rose, menthol and polished leather rise above a soft base of Christmas cake or buttery pastry. Water opens it all up elegantly without altering the main themes.

The WSD: Sweet peppered pineapple chunks, cherries, raisins and toffee come through initially with a rock salt edge.  Then orange peel.  So many layers. All subtle and elegant. (M)

Taste
Distillery:  A smooth and sweet taste, unctuous, yet with light and lively acidity. The soft, delicate, fruity core is cradled by rich, chocolate-edged flavours, the texture, chocolate and fruit combining to evoke a cherry liqueur chocolate truffle. Warming overall, its softer with water, when the balance of tastes remains the same, though lighter.

The WSD: Lots of fruit tipped towards tropical, creamy orange with spicy dried fruit.  Nicely oily.  Notes of leather and coconut develop with a milk chocolate topping. (M)

Finish
Distillery:  Exciting and complex, the conclusion is long, smooth, gently drying and rich in cocoa.

The WSD:  The finish is gently warming and spicy. Its anarrhhhh moment, friendly but with a bitter edge.(M)

 

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Weight 1.00 kg
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