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Bunnahabhain 2003

Overall rating
89.18/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pedro Ximénez Finish - Limited Release
Vintage
24.03.2003
Bottled
21.06.2017
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Sherry Casks + 3 yrs PX Finish
Number of bottles
6768
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Warehouse No. 8
Barcode
5029704218981
Added on
03 Dec 2017 4:09 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99,95

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 175,00

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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All versions

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Nose
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

6 Notes

Batman84
Member Senior Batman84 Note
13 Dec 2017 9:14 pm

#feinenotes

Glas: Riedel Vinum Tasting Glas 

Farbe: heller Bernstein

Nase: Der Alkohol ist sofort präsent, verfliegt aber nach kurzer Zeit. gezuckerte Gelee Beeren. Leichte maritime und Grasige Noten. Die Süße liegt über Allem und drängt sich immer wieder in den Vordergrund. Milchschokolade. Milder Schinken. Tannine im Hintergrund. Orangenzesten. Eingekochte Pflaumen mit Zimt. Mit der Zeit werden die maritimen Noten immer dominanter, wirkt fast schon ein wenig rau und dreckig. Wer schon mal auf dem Steg von Bunnahabhain stand und tief eingeatmet hat, kann sich bei den Aromen dieses Whisky sicher dorthin träumen. Je länger man riecht um so besser wirkt der Alkohol eingebunden. In der Nase ist dieses Limited Release schon einmal sehr komplex.

Gaumen: die alkoholische Kraft entfaltet sich behäbig und sehr angenehm auf der Zunge. Die eingekochten Zimtpflaumen kommen wieder deutlich hervor. Getoastetes Weißbrot. Creme Brulee und wieder die gezuckerten Gelee Beeren.

Nachklang: Die süße bleibt lange, der Alkohol verfliegt schnell. Wohlig warm steigt der Whisky die Speiseröhre wieder hoch. Sehr angenehm, sehr komplex. Auch nach dem Schreiben des Fazits habe ich den angenehmen Geschmack der eingekochten Pflaumen im Mund.

Fazit: Wow! Dieser Whisky zeigt eindrucksvoll, warum Bunnahabhain zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsdestillen gehört. Diese Original Abfüllung würde ich jederzeit wieder kaufen. Kurz nach Release habe ich 85€ bezahlt. Ich bin mir aber sicher, dass er viele Liebhaber finden wird die auch bereit sind mehr dafür zu bezahlen denn wir haben hier eine original Abfüllung mit ordentlichen 14 Jahren und satten 54.3% dazu ist dieser Whisky limitiert auf 6768 Flaschen und durfte in wunderbaren Fässern reifen.

Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
12 Feb 2018 7:54 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Plenty of sweet dried fruits, raisins and dark cherries. But wait, there is even more sweetness coming with milk chocolate and salted caramel. Somewhat balanced by hints of walnuts, but yes, it's overwhelmingly sweet.

Taste

Syrupy mouth feel with strong aromas of salted caramel and honey, now accompanied by dark chocolate and wooden notes from the cask. It's less sweet now with the 54.8% alcohol content finally showing its presence. A few drops of water take the edge off, revealing creamy toffee and malt.

Finish

Long. Sweet with raisins at first, more spicy and malty later.

Comments

Wonderful whisky. I especially like the combination of malt and creamy salt caramel that I got on the palate after adding just a tiny bit of water. If you like whiskies that are on the sweeter side, you will love this one.

mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
12 Feb 2018 9:50 am
mr.p9 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
89
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
10 Feb 2018 2:07 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
04 Feb 2018 3:49 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Nose carefully, because the first whiff is full of alcohol. Then I get some lovely maritime notes with delicious candied fruit. Think blood oranges, peach, apricot, prunes, raisins and a truckload of fresh figs. Some nuts kick in, pecan and hazel to the fore. Some cooked ham as well, sniffing tobacco and milk chocolate. Dying wood, too. What a beautiful, complex nose!

Taste

The arrival is sturdy and spicy, but then it turns very sweet immediately. Prunes, apricots and figs again, but in a wonderful marmalade. No trace of the nuts, but all the more sweetness in the guise of crème brûlée and even some cassis. Wonderfully dark and sweet with a touch of tannins and even a salty edge. Complex on the palate as well. Very luring but dangerously quaffable.

Finish

The finish is very long, shows a warm smokiness and remains sweet until the death. 

Comments

Lovely dark and sweet Bunna. Around 100 EUR. Recommended! Thanks, Marcel.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
20 Jan 2018 7:33 pm
Rien gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
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