A frequently-overlooked bottle in Glenlivet's Cellar Collection, perhaps as it remains one of the youngest of the series (even at 20 years old). This is sterling stuff, nonetheless, described by Jim Murray as 'sophistication and attitude rolled into one'. With the finish adding nuance rather than dominating the palate, this is a minor classic of the genre.
Glenlivet Cellar Collection 20YR 1983 (STK 0001)
Big raisin, fine old armagnac, chistmas cake, orangy citrus, coffee. All this in a full and round combination. The mocha grows stronger and even more pleasant.
Bitter and piquant, surprisingly short, flat and really bland and lame compared to the stunning nose. Black, strong and bitter tea, a very light mocha, some banana.
Some mocha and bitter tea.