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Longrow 2007

Overall rating
88.82/100
votes
96
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Society Bottling
Vintage
11.2007
Bottled
10.2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1134
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 11:45 am by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 224,67

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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 2007

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.82 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I suspect that the barrels were very burned out. The Sauternes character is there, but very different than usual.
    • Nose
      Raisins, lightly burnt to charred grape sweetness, caramel, brown bread crust, chocolate cake, peach jam
    • Taste
      The thick grape sweetness dominates, then slowly the smoke comes into play, a burnt vanilla sweetness is spreading, reminiscent of Creme Brulee, with the time creates a nice warmth
    • Finish
      Sweet smoke, then the bright Sauternes cargo with peach, vanilla and grapes, medium long, slightly warming

  2. ALP_Flo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Too bad that I have only caught a bottle, which fits 100% in my prey scheme. The ongoing battle between sweetness and acidity is the blast.
    • Nose
      gammelige lemon ausm cowshed, rosemary, hibiscus, hibiscus, salt caramel
      Already in the nose the whole tasting dram continues between bitter and sweet.
    • Taste
      Lemon icing, roasted white grapes, smoke grapefruit, some orange, again rosemary with hibiscus salt In small gulps, it is about the alcohol content and its involvement but at the border.
    • Finish
      medium long, campfire cowshed smoke, lemon, sweetened lemon juice With a little water, the smoke from the cowshed changes to cold coal, becomes even citrus fruitier

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    longrow springbank 9 ans!
    • Nose
      praliné,gâteau cuit sortant du four
      cacao doux
      malt,des fruits sur les poires pochées,bien sucrées
      herbes et un peu de fumée
    • Taste
      épices
      amertume,citron ,vanille et fruits exotiques (mangue,ananas)
      du bois humide,un bouquet d'herbes
      du vin madérisé,avec du caramel ,des griottes avec le chocolat noir!
      traces de colle
      la fumée et la cendre se mettent en avant ,
    • Finish
      herbes,vanille citron ,fumée sèche
      bois confit ,dégradé par la tourbe,par l'eau de mer
      sel en fin pour une finale assez longue et changeante.

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    the nose is gorgeous, fresh grapefruit, ripe pineapple, pastries, vanilla
    sweet with peppercorn, apricot pie, oily, freshly squeezed orange juice
    long aftertaste, spices, a little salty smoke

    cool young molt

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Could be more complex but this is a very nice dram.
    Was surprised by the power of the first sip...nice intensity.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet apricot jam, with a light mineral/chalky scent in the background. Mineola's, pepper & light smoke.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerfull sweet taste of ripe apricots, pineapple. Followed by a soft bitter, peppery note.
      Then the the sweet light smoke lingers.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and more light sweet smoke.

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My first thought is this is indeed an interesting version of Springbank. You have to like to wine-y sweetness, and I think the smokiness of the Longrow is needed as a counterbalance.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The moment you put your nose in the glass, it is filled with sweet summer fruits, aromatic oils, supported by a light smokey undercurrent. You directly get that this is somewhat different from the mainstream Springbanks that you are used to. There is a mix of oily fruit salad, containing pineapple and peaches, sunflower oil and a single strawberry on top. It appear somebody just shot a gun nearby, or a bunch of kids used those toy clap guns. A clear smell of gunpowder, or a freshly lit fire. It stays sweet and fruity, hot custard puddings with raspberry coulis, with fresh vanilla pods, accompanied by a sweet white dessert wine. The sweetness is rather complex with also some fresher white wines, smoked Calvados, jelly babies, and other sweet things that momentarily do not cross my mind. Counterbalanced by some vegetable nuances like cabbage and smoked grass. Adding water tones down the experience, and adds slightly more acidic notes including unripe yellow fruits, citrus fruits and citrus candies. No improvement in my opinion.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Whoaah! Instantly powerful with gunpowder, smoked pineapple, peat smoke and orange juice (also smoked). It becomes fruity and… sandy. Beach sand with a splash of spilled fruit juice (not you would put that in your mouth). Then more smoke, ashes and peat. The balance between the Longrow peatiness and the sweetness of the Sauternes cash is well achieved. Water brings more acidity, less smoke, and more beach sand, autumn leaves, lime skin, and grapefruit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More from the above.

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Just poured out the last dram from my bottle. I really enjoyed this one and still enjoying the last dram! Very good big feeling in the mouth with very full wine integration and that soft peat, nice. I'll stash my other bottle away for in the late future to remanence!

  8. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Super syrupy sweet, smoky full, farmy and finally beautiful maritime - a great malt!
    • Nose
      Intense sweet smoke, thick syrupy grape sweetness, candied fruit (cherry and grapes), caramelized sugar, honey, marzipan, almonds, smoked bacon, steak, charred meat, sprawling lepers, Campbeltwon farm, coast, limestone elements, chalk;
    • Taste
      Creamy thick sweetness, spicy and strong, ginger, caramelized sugar and fruit, neat sweet smoke, cloves and other spices, coriander, bitter dry accents, oak, Campbeltown farm, earthy notes and maritime and calcareous notes;
    • Finish
      Smoky, dry, earthy, farmy, nice sweet notes, maritime / chalky, warming, long;

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, peat, mango, pineapple and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Mango, peat, cherry, blueberry and bread.
    • Finish
      Peat, mango, milk chocolate, blueberry and apple syrup.

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