Linkwood 16yr 1998 Gordon & Macphail Private Collection Cote-Rotie Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Linkwood 16yr 1998 Gordon & Macphail Private Collection Cote-Rotie

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  • Distiller:

    Linkwood

  • Bottler:

    Gordon & MacPhail

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    16 Years

  • Intro:

    This is a 16 year expression, distilled at Linkwood and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail after being finished in a Cote-Rotie. For those that are not familiar with Cote-Rotie, it is an AOC northern Rhone wine region that produces Syrah and Viognier grapes.

  • Nose:

    Toffee, clove, very rich. Stewed fruits. Honey and cocoa, figs, strawberry and jammy raspberry. Faint, earthy tobacco.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich with no real heat. Honey and vanilla followed by tobacco and some stewed fruits and pepper. There is a faint earthiness to it. The fruits are really rich, but blend really well with the earthy notes and the honey and vanilla.

  • Finish:

    Long, some faint bitterness, but mostly very good. The stewed fruits and the sweetness and pepper are a great blend here.

  • Overall:

    I really liked this quite a lot. This was my first Linkwood, and the finish was very complimentary. What struck me most was the phenomenal balance of each element.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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