Anyway, here are my notes on Oban 14.
Nose: orange rinds, some sherry
Body: light & very smooth
Palate: sweet, smokey, a little malty?
Finish: medium/long, smokey, spicy, sweet, some tart apple, a little maltiness
Comments: very nice, towards the end of the bottle I was starting to detect the martime flavors that others note, although I'm not quite sure how to describe them.
My notes for what they are worth...
Oban 14yo OB
Nose: Beautiful sweet clean tangy orange and peach, underscored by flat salty malt
Taste: Really smooth at first then salty ripe fruit but not citrus fruit
Finish: A spicey bite rises out of the sweet fruitiness
Could not find any smoke in this but I'm used to Laphroaig so that may be the reason. I hear that this may of been a charachteristic of older versions????
AlanLaz wrote:Definitely not a sherry-monster - I get ALOT of fruitiness. Am I the only one who doesn't get peat on the pallate?
I do not get a lot of peat on the palate. I don't really taste a lot of sherry in it either. I don't have any notes on it, but I will say it is fruity with a nice smoky finish to it. Would definitely go with something else though if you are looking for more sherry influence. Drawing a blank on what you should try instead though... hahaha
Maybe try a Glendronach. Auchentoshan 3 wood has a sherry splash too, perhaps a Glenrothes?
Smells like smoke, heather, grain and melon. The palate is grainy with seasalt, prosciutto or pepper? Finish is hot and long with a little cinnamon or peppermint in the finish. Maybe altoids?
I'd rate it 78, but that was just my first impression. All malts have a tendency to grow on me after a while.
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