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Balvenie 1982 vintage, 51.1%

Price: $5,285 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Fleeting green foliage on the early nose, then orange blossom and fragrant spices emerge, with vanilla that's cut through by lemon. Big, fresh orange notes on the palate, with brittle toffee, and encroaching dark chocolate. The finish is long, with lingering chocolate, spicy oak, and citrus fruit. £4,000