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Green Spot Château Montelena

Overall rating
85.53/100
votes
34
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Zinfandel Wine Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5011007025922
Added on
04 Oct 2017 12:20 pm by Archer

Average value

€ 63.81

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34 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Green Spot Château Montelena

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 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. EvilAFI scored this whisky 87 points Member 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

  5. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Gladi-Treffen 25.05.2019

    84/100

  7. craide scored this whisky 85 points Member 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.

  8. LucasPnk scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Gentle, fresh white fruit, slightly chemical apple, banana, butter biscuit, nuts (almond)
    • Taste
      Oily texture, slightly thick. At first contact it's fresh and simple. We go back. Spicy wood, honey, whose sweet aromas are a little stifled by a certain acidity. We find in the background the fruits of the nose. The typical Irish roundness appears after a few seconds but fades quickly.
    • Finish
      Medium, on slightly bitter tannins and some dry fruits.

  9. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    By default, Green Spot consists of 7 - 10 year old single pot still whiskeys made from sherry and bourbon barrels. Here is a 12-month ripening in French Oak Zinfandel Wine Casks.

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