Bottler: Nelsons Greenbrier
Brand: Belle Meade
ABV: 57.9% ABV
Nose: Oak, honey, dates, toffee, musty pipe tobacco. Rich, decadent.
Taste: Sweet oak, toffee, bit musty. Some heat, malty cardboard, vanilla bean. Not a fan of the malty note.
Finish: Short to medium – hot and a bit oaky / musty.
Overall: The nose on this is bonkers good but the palate and finish let it down. This sort of surprises me since I’m typically a fan of the barrels NGB has gotten for the Belle Meade bottlings, but this one is just a miss. Oh well.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect