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Cardhu 12 Years Old Wax & Vitale

 

Cardhu 12 Years Old 43% 75cl Wax & Vitale

AVAILABILITY: OUT OF STOCK

Distillery: Cardhu - Status: Active - Region: Speyside


Age: 12yo
Bottling Date: Circa 1970
Alcohol Vol: 43%
CL/ML: 75cl
Bottler: OB
Details: Wax & Vitale Import


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Description

Very old bottling for this 12yo Cardhu, distilled in the late 50's it is smooth like a baby's cheek.

Distillery's Character

Caramello
Mele
Arancia
Malto
Cioccolato
Toffee
 

Tasting notes

Lion's | 19-01-2013

From Whiskyfun.com

Colour: white wine.

Nose: very malty and caramelly at first nosing, developing on quite some smoky and waxy notes. Great whiffs of turpentine and eucalyptus leaves, wet stone and iron. Notes of grapefruit juice, almond milk and marzipan, old books, getting more and more mineral like some Rieslings. Extremely enjoyable, certainly much less middle-of-the-road than the more recent bottlings. Ah, also some roasted peanuts… Really beautiful, a great surprise! Some similarities with the new 22 yo ’s.

Mouth: yes, it’s superb! Paraffin and paper again, mastic candies, olive oil, bitter almonds, orgeat syrup… Very, very waxy and malty, with no weakness at all. Cookies, coffee caramel, cigars… Wow, Cardhu! No wonder it was such a star in the old days

 

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