Jameson 18 Year Review

This is an 18 year Jameson blend from Midleton that is bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Very strong sour fruits up front with bold peach notes. Musty oak full of citrus juices – turning to a bit of fermented stone fruits after a bit. An odd nose that opens and closes at will.

Palate: Mango, sour grapes, and green raisins lead off with some damp cardboard notes coming through. Again, odd here but some nice mango/peach notes save it for me.

Finish: Peach at first fading into musty oak and green raisins.

Rating: 81/100 – Good, but a bit odd/all over the place for me.

Value for the money: These look to retail for around $100 or so, and I’d pass at that price. I’d buy a Yellow Spot instead for $20 less.

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