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Arran 1996 Selection IV, Le Gus't

Bottle Details:

Bottler: Le Gus't (LEG)

Bottling serie: Selection IV

Vintage: 21.10.1996

Bottled: 02.12.2015

Stated Age: 19 years old

Casktype: Puncheon

Casknumber: 1634

Number of bottles: 365

Strength: 51.1 % Vol.

Arran 1996 Selection IV, Le Gus't

  • Indeed I still had this wee French bottling in the queue. I have a good felling since these good people do really fly to Scotland to select their casks and are not content with perusing large Excel files. Now that was before Covid, right. Colour: white wine. Nose: very clean, very much on clay and barley, citrons, sunflower oil, pilsner, custard, with the tiniest drop of white tequila and another one of pot-still rum. Very elegant drop on the nose. With water: perfect yeastiness, with something, hold on, Trappist? Mouth (neat): oh perfect, very fermentary and chalky (as far taste is concerned), with some grapefruit and just a touch of vanilla. One of those Sancerre-y malts, as I sometimes call them. With water: smoothened up and yet firm and vertical. Absolutely excellent. Finish: green apples and yellow pears (other the other way 'round), plus chalk and dough. A tiny pinchlet of salt in the aftertaste. Comments: I doubt the word pinchlet exists in English, but the whisky's pretty great, if a little austere.

    SGP:461 - 87 points.

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