BENRIACH 2007 PX 12 YO 70 Cl
It was in 1983 that Benriach first began producing a peated single malt. Its malting floors closed in 1998. But in 2013 it began very sporadically malting part of its own malt again.
If we had to sum up this 35 ppm bottling in just one word, it would undoubtedly be 'elegant'.
Elegant in the incredibly pure expression of its spirit, elegant in its wonderfully complex fruit, and elegant in its peat imbued with deep sophistication right down to its notes of hydrocarbon. Magnificent.
|Nose||The fresh initial nose is peaty, rooty, salty and oily. Allowed to breathe, it becomes milky (coconut), fruity (apple), floral (lily of the valley) and roasted.|
|Palate||The lively and unctuous attack reveals incredibly refined peat. Exotic (passion fruit, mango) and chocolatey. The mid-palate is at once maritime and heady (mimosa).|
|Finish||The generous finish is characterized by soot notes. It is remarkably malty, and also herbaceous (bay leaf), fruity (Mirabelle plum) and vegetal.|
|Beef, Apple Tart|