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Here are some tasting notes of the Port Sgioba from impartial commentators:-
Neil, Darren & Joel's tasting notes. http://caskstrength.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... it-in.html
Port Sgioba – 8yo – Cask 826- distilled 6/12/01 – bottled 2/3/10 – 66% vol – 286 bottles
Nose: Hint of gentle smoke, slight note of farmyards and wet hay. Underneath there is a huge woody sherry note and some lovely fruity sweetness.
Palate: Minty and fresh initially, the high alcohol strength gives palate a thorough coating. It’s dry, but the sherry notes are superb, with further swirls of smoke. With water and honey notes come to the fore and further notes of peat smoke.
Finish: Lingering notes of honeycomb and the dry/fruity sherry.
Overall: Sensational drinking. This has some excellent balance between the soft peat and powerful sherry wood influence. If you’d like to try it out, contact us for details and we’ll try to hook you up with the casks owners!!
Also from Charles MacLean:-
Colour: Deep umber; dull, with blackish lights. Excellent colour. European oak ex-sherry hogshead.
Nose: Some nose prickle, but not as much as one would expect for its strength. Tarry smoke, with dried fruits and warm Xmas cake, with glace orange peel dominant. All bound up with a hard, stony, mineralic aroma, becoming earthy/mossy. With water, and immediate scent of lighter fuel, which blows off, to be replaced with more tarry smoke and later treacle toffee.
Taste: Sweetish start, with good acidity (mineralic); dries slightly, with much lingering smoke. A short finish, but a very long smoky aftertaste, with traces of linseed oil.
Comment: Showing good maturity for its 8 years, but lacking the depth and complexity which only age brings. Appropriately grubby and virile. “An interesting whisky of considerable charm and appeal – to bikers and devotees of Black Sabbath!”
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