St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection
St Magdalene 1982 31 YO Finest Collection, 53,5 %
If you part with SEK 4299 a full bottle can be yours at the Systembolaget in Sweden (item number 85400).
Nose (21/25): Fruity, slightly sour citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, stearin, mild waxiness, mild honey and tender oaky notes. A bit strong on the attack, needed some air. With water: Milder and more fruity.
Taste (20/25): Caramel and some perfume. Quite rich. Oranges and orange bitters, with some pepper and raw ginger. With water: Brings out the alcohol more, not for the better.
Finish (21/25): Warm. Orange bitters, oranges, oily, honey, more grapefruit right at the end. The grapefruit actually gets more and more pronounced by each sip. Strange indeed, but not in a bad way. With water: The grapefruit calms down, and in it's place I find more pepper and oranges without the bitterness.
Balance (21/25): This is a good dram, by all means, but it was a bit to much grapefruit for me really. Not the biggest grapefruit fan, I guess.
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Sláinte! - Thomas