Longrow 10

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Longrow 10

Postby Bulkington » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:11 pm

1995 or 1996? Opinions? Thanks.

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Postby shoganai » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:12 am

I just opened a 1995 Tokaji finish last night, and was pretty pleased with it. It's different than anything I've had before, but I think it's pretty good. I don't have good notes yet, but here's what I remember from the little dram I had:
Nose: oak, chocolate, nuts, a little spirity
Body: intense
Palate: intense and maybe a little overwhelming without some water. oak, chocolate, herbal, some spice (maybe that's the peat). lots going on.
Finish: long and intense

I have never had tokaji before, but I'm sure it was coming though.
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Longrow Tokaji Bottling

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:10 am

The Longrow 1995 Tokaji bottling is a very controversial one amongst those who have drammed it. Some critics have dissed it totally, yet Paul Pacault gives it a 5 star rating (he of a wine background). I would add to the flavor description also a smokey fruitiness too. I happen to like it myself. I think it makes for an excellent after dinner dram, especially after the bottle's had time to breathe out a bit... It's 8 yrs in a refill cask (type not specified, probably sherry) and 2 yrs in a Tokaji cask. That is most likely too long a period to qualify it as a finish but, rather, a recasking. My two cents worth...

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Re: Longrow 10

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:55 am

just had my first taste of this...

sweet sultana nose...light on the alcohol..sherry

many notes at once on first taste...wow..this is a good one...sweetness...an alcohol wake up...toffee...sugared lemon..then peat...heather...

longer notes of what i am guessing is the tokaji....then long notes of peat...


yumminess...!

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Re: Longrow 10

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:34 am

the bottle of longrow 10 yr tokaji i have says it was distilled in feb 95 and bottled in august 2005...with a run of 1500 bottles at 55.6%...8yrs in refill bourbon...2 in fresh tokaji

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Re: Longrow 10

Postby corbuso » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:47 am

I haven't tried the 1995 (2005), but only the 2006 bottling first batch which was quite pleasant. However, I enjoyed the 10 YO 100 Proof slightly better.

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Re: Longrow 10

Postby Bulkington » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:45 pm

My question was about whether anyone had an opinion on which year's straight-up Longrow 10 was better. I've never had any of the finished Longrows.


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