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Balblair 2004 Bourbon Matured, 46%

Price: $74 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The Bourbon Matured variant of Balblair's two Travel Retail expressions of its 2004 vintage is available on a worldwide basis. Light and delicate on the initial nose, with ripe pear, melon, lemon, watery toffee, and hints of honey and ginger. Sweet orchard fruits on the palate, with developing cinnamon, coconut, and crème brûlée. Tingling spices in the finish, with slightly drying oak.