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Ardbeg Kildalton

Ardbeg Kildalton

Best Islay Single Malt 2015

Dense and fragrant nose with plenty of heather honey, fish oils and slightly astringent coastal notes. Lightly phenolic with a touch of tar, very herbal peat and late coffeed notes. Dense and fleshy with barley and soft fruit. Freshens as the coastal notes arrive. The peat is pleasantly herbal with a light coffee note. Long, mouth-watering and sooty finish with hints of violet, wood and a lightly tarry aftertaste. A lovely Islay, with a seriously sooty finish.

The classic Islay nose of peat bogs with a hint of basil and fennel. The palate delivers more fennel and peat and some cinnamon. Finish is like apple doughnuts and smoke.

Oyster shells, palate is flinty and sweet like sea foam on slate.