A vertical tasting of Old Pulteney
| 15 Apr 2013 |
Old Pulteney 12 y.o. (40%):
Fragrant, yummy nose with tropical fruits, honey and malt. The palate is fresh, fruity, malty and fairly sweet.
Mild and nice (but not as nice as the nose). On the finish the fruits fade and are replaced by malt and oak,
also a little spicy heat. All in all entertaining, drinkable and easy-going. A great session malt. (Good value, too)
Old Pulteney 17 y.o. (46%):
Quiet yet rather nice nose with oak, gingerbread. Oak, gingerbread and dried fruits on the palate,
also notes of mint and citrus. Mild despite the 46% (but improves with a drop of water). Oaky, peppery
finish. All in all complex, subtle and balanced. Very nice!
Old Pulteney 21 y.o. (46%):
Very nice nose with honey, orange marmalade, crème brûlée and oak. Rich palate with oak, honey and orange
marmalade. Quite oaky and fairly dry. Mild for 46% so water is not necessary (but adding a drop makes it sweeter
and less dry). Oaky, dry, peppery finish with a note of gingerbread. Warming. All in all nice but on the oaky side.
Old Pulteney 30 y.o. (40.1%):
Fragrant, fruity nose with vanilla, coconut, custard and a note of oak. Wonderful! Mild, sweet, balanced
palate with notes of vanilla and oak. Very, very nice but actually a little disappointing after the brilliant nose.
Oaky finish with a note of mint.
All my tasting notes on Old Pulteney
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