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Ardbeg An Oa Islay Whisky Wine Review

Ardbeg An Oa Islay Whisky

Ardbeg An Oa Islay Whisky

Scotland, United Kingdom

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Price: $127.95

Drink: 2018-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 46.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Other Wines/Drinks

Winery: Ardbeg An Oa Islay

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

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Unchillfiltered /SINGLE MALT SCOTCH / OTHER: Nose: Ardbeg at its driest and most sooty: a real acidic bite to the huge phenol...; Taste: sublimely textured with an immediate roll call of sugars, which had been absent on the nose. Being called "Oa", a dramatic part of Islay with the sheerest of cliffs falling vertically into the sea, you might expect a bit of a cliff hanger here. But instead the transformation from the delicate, molassed sugars into a softer vanilla is carried out on in the least demanding way and even the smoke makes no attempt to recreate the fog I have been caught in there myself. It is effortless and easy, like gear changes on an automatic car. It is also beautifully delicious...; Finish: more softly texture caramel, but with punchier spices; Balance: I'd never say "whoa" if someone poured me an Oa... Score - 95.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews




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