Whisky Review: Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Committee Release 

Style: Fruity and Smoky

Nose:

Meek aroma of an intriguing mix of ripe cherry, paw paw, mango and kamquat. Followed by fresh lemon zest, smoked beacon peat garnished with a touch of milky vanilla cream. Spices was slightly held back to give a softer punch on the nose.

Palate:

Lovely fruit punchbowl. Mashed fruits of Valencia oranges, lemon, cherries mixed with mint and a hint of eucalyptus leaves. Sweet, compact and quite energetic. The injection of the smoky peat has enhanced the richness on the palate. Spices give out a wonderful fizz towards the end, tingling playfulness, beautiful texture.

Finish:

The consistent run of the smoke and peat plays a more significant role at finishing. Fruits and vanilla becoming more elusive but lurks around long enough for me to savor the sweetness which has been ongoing in my mouth…

Thoughts:

A lovely light and crisp dram. Amazing articulation of sweetness, as if all the fruitiness are mashed, condensed and amalgamated into something brand new, sweet, agile and delicate movements. The smoke and peat has nicely sided with the fruity sweet core in a distinct fashion, the teasing fizzy spice is simply adorable… A must-have for Ardbeg fans!

☆ [Recommended]

[55% • 2014 Bottled • Non Chill Filtered • No Age Statement • Non Coloured • Cask Strength • Limited Edition]

-Esmond

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