GLENBURGIE 12 YO 2007

Speyside Single Malt – 63.6%, 70cl
Single Cask #900077 – First Fill Sherry Butt
Limited Edition of 595 bottles
LMDW Exclusive

In 1927 Glenburgie was the first Scottish distillery to be run by a woman, Margaret Nicol, who stayed at the helm until 1959. An unusual feature of Glenburgie are its wash stills, which are surprisingly smaller than the spirit stills, with a respective capacity of 11,750 litres and 15,000 litres. When you taste this version for the first time, the emotion it inspires is literally palpable! Making discretion a virtue, tasters are given the pleasure of adventuring with complete freedom through a luxurious universe where time stands still. It is quite natural then that this timeless version has joined our 20 Rue d’Anjou Collection.

Colour: burnished gold with copper tinges.

Description

subtle, complex. With incredible elegance, the first nose is at once honeyed (heather, beeswax), marvellously malty, medicinal (camphor), fruity (apricot), exotic (mango) and spicy (black peppercorn). Allowed to breathe, the wood takes on a rare nobility (lime blossom, pine). Next, heady florals (iris, lily) and new fruits (pear, caramelized apple) arrive to enrich an aromatic palette that has many more secrets to reveal.

lively, vigorous. Singing from the same hymn sheet, the palate shares with the nose the same stately character and the same desire to reveal its secrets slowly. Gradually, juicy oranges spread their tangy juice across the palate. Next, salted butter caramel, fresh walnut and grated ginger invade the slender and very ethereal mid-palate. The end of the palate develops a more tertiary (moss, mushroom) and chocolate register.

long, silky. Thin skin tannins (grape) delicately contract the taste buds. This allows full expression of candied ginger, crème brûlée and stewed apple notes. On the retro-nasal olfaction, malted barley makes a thunderous return, perfectly integrating the labyrinth-like flavour palette. Rich in dried extracts, the empty glass invites us to briskly leave on another adventure to discover new flavours and aromas.

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