Green Spot Château Montelena

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Zinfandel Wine Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2017 12:20 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 63.36

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Whisky Reviews for Green Spot Château Montelena

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    2nd declination with after 7 to 10 years spent in casks, maturation in American white wine!
    • Nose
      same feeling as the red wine finish with this time a sensation focused on the finishes in yellow wine!
      so a little less sweetness, a little more cooked fruit, a little mold too!
    • Taste
      sweet spices!
      malt, tender woody, honey, creamy,
      fruity on a young sherry, with a little maderation on white fruits (apple, pear)
      a little old-fashioned, fruity eau-de-vie
    • Finish
      simple, short to medium, but monolithic !!
      a dram that brings another, ideal as a good starter!

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    One of those whiskers that, once opened, is gaining in quality.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I usually can not win wine finishes that much. After the Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton, there was great hope that the subsequent bottling might be the re-launch of a Blue Spot or Red Spot. But no, still n wine finish.

    But uh, luck, the finish here has not messed up, but the nice flavors of the standard Green Spot "a little underfed".

    Nice addition to the Green Spot range. Unfortunately not yet available in Germany.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet-spicy with a (in a positive sense) interesting combination of ginger cookies, milk chocolate, vanilla and ripe red grapes. Oak wants to get involved, but ultimately does not prevail. On the other hand, after some time even more fruits come to the fore: blackberries, raspberries and cherries.

      The spice remains discreetly in the background or is put there by the fruit flavors and superimposed. Cinnamon is to be guessed, perhaps also still grated cloves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dry already in the start with grape juice, oak chips, freshly ground coffee beans and bitter honey. Slightly cooling / mentholig.

      This grape juice note is not known from the standard Green Spot, so it could come from the wine barrel. Again, the berry mix from the nose. On the tongue, however, spicy with a nice interplay of fruit and spice. Nougat chocolate and ice coffee.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long, stays cool, but it is always spicy and gets a pleasant impact of fine herbs. Nougat chocolate en masse. Also has a bit of Tiramisu in liquid.

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Appearance: Light gold, almost straw.

    Nose: Wine, honey, biscuits, caramel, banana, vanilla, pear, cantaloupe. Fantastic nose, very bright and fruity.

    Palate: Cinnamon, wood / pot spice, oak, honey, vanilla, less of the wine. Rather light body, a bit sharp.

    Finish: Wood spice, cinnamon, honey.

    With Water: Thins it out and brings out more spice. Not recommended.

    Overall: The nose is fantastic, up there with the Yellow spot, with less depth but the wine barrels give it a lot of nuance. This is not so effective in the flavor, however. Still very nice and I want to try the original.

  5. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: with the 46% it fits very well, nevertheless we try a little water, no big changes, a little more spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), and the red wine barrel gets through a little more

    Conclusion: great Irishman, the finish is very coherent, not just on top of it as so often, the basic character still comes into play. For me, the perfect summer whiskey, very tasty, round and well balanced
    • Nose
      white nougat, hazelnuts, red fruits, grape seeds, spicy pot still character in the background, some caramel and vanilla, only very light tannins, overall very soft, round and harmonious
    • Taste
      easy start, but is getting stronger, sweetness, nougat, red tones and the spicy pot still character
    • Finish
      Gentle, rather medium, again sweetness, caramel, nougat, some red fruit, spicy notes on the back and a few oak notes, subtly dry, no bitterness

  6. stefan_PB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice Irish. Something for connoisseurs of lighter whisk (e) ys
    • Nose
      84 84
      Intense and fruity, bourbon notes and grains, light toffee note
    • Taste
      86 86
      Light herbaceous, fruity, cherry and a little maltiness
    • Finish
      84 84
      short and dry, again malt and at the end some oak

  7. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, good balanced palate, decent finish. Expected it to be sweeter, but it is good nevertheless.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, buttered bread. As another mentions a hint of mold.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Balanced, sweet, oaky, salty, spice, pear
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, nice spice and heat linger while it dries out and apple/pear remain

  8. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Gladi-Treffen 25.05.2019


  10. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant summer whiskey that plays beautifully with the pot-still seasoning in combination with sweet fruits.
    In the PLV something very decent.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, sweet raspberries, grapes, subtly vanilla behind. The pot-still seasoning remains without disturbing.
      A bit more marzipan, perhaps almonds,
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily, sweet, with plenty of spice behind it. Drying, has something tingling, refreshing on the tongue what goes into milk chocolate
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium-long, seasoning is preserved, floral notes, light honey sweetness to some tart cocoa.


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