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Bunnahabhain 2003

Overall rating
89.78/100
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189
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 750 ml
Label
Warehouse No. 8
Barcode
5029704218981
Added on
03 Dec 2017 4:09 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 312,79

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2003

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    N- Monk fruit, warm chocolate coated ripe cherries, toffee, then scents of muddy beaches, burnt sweet barks, liquorice and bright syrup with breezy sea air. Highly fragrant and complex but not messy, superbly layered and evolving. Bonus:- some precious old malt effect drifting at the back, walnut, malt barn with sweet crushed pink peppercon, Mind blowing stuff and probably one of the best LR tasted so far this year.

    P- Creamy treacle shows up with white fruits and hints of plum. Generous offering and well integrate delicious flavours on a fine strength, at great balance. Aroma and taste in harmony with the dark side of the whisky.

    F- Long, dried fruit laden with waxiness that hardly to come-by on most modern whisky, pleasantly sweet. Trust that an exceptional old oaks been use for this baby. A whisky like this make writing the tasting note so easy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Batman84 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    #feinenotes Glass: Riedel Vinum Tasting glass Color: bright amber Nose: The alcohol is present immediately, but disappears after a short time. sugared jelly berries. Light maritime and grassy notes. The sweetness is above everything and is always in the foreground. Milk chocolate. Mild ham. Tannins in the background. Orange zest. Cooked plums with cinnamon. Over time, the maritime notes are becoming increasingly dominant, almost a bit rough and dirty. Anyone who has ever stood on the bridge of Bunnahabhain and inhaled deeply, can safely dream of the flavors of this whisky. The longer you smell the better the alcohol is involved. In the nose, this limited release is already very complex. Palate: the alcoholic power develops portly and very pleasant on the tongue. The cinnamon plums are again clearly visible. Toasted white bread. Creme Brulee and again the sugared jelly berries. Resonance: The sweetness stays long, the alcohol evaporates quickly. Comfortably warm, the whisky rises up the esophagus again. Very pleasant, very complex. Even after writing the conclusion, I have the pleasant taste of prunes in the mouth. Conclusion: Wow! This whisky impressively shows why Bunnahabhain is one of my absolute favorite distillates. I would buy this original bottling again at any time. Shortly after release, I paid 85 €. I am sure that he will find many lovers who are willing to pay more for this, because we have an original bottling with a decent 14 years and a full 54.3% of this whisky is limited to 6768 bottles and allowed to mature in wonderful barrels.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Red apple. Apple compote even. Cherry, raisin and liquorice. Initially a whiff of sulphur, pretty much inevitable with sherried Bunnas, but not for long. With water there's some anise.
    • Taste
      Allsorts liquorice (Engelse drop), apple compote, cherry, prune, fig and marshmallow. A little mint when adding water.
    • Finish
      Apple compote, sweet liquorice, cherry, raisin, plum and fig.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose was good, but the taste and finish are a bit schizofrenic: very sweet on the one side, and bitter on the other. I can't say I'm impressed overall.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Colour: light brown/autumn leave
      Appearance: hardly any tears, coats to the glass

      Dried dark fruit, earth, dunnage warehouse, wet wood in decay, runny toffee, chocolate, yet also minerals (wet beach pebbles) and a fresher apple-like note.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful yet very sweet, with treacle, fig tartlets, plum, raisin, chocolate and lots of sugar. Later, some sour orange juice and drying ginger.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long and earthier again (from the sherry cask), with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and an autumn forest. Unfortunately the spice is rather drying (ginger) which is not entirely fitting in the profile.

  8. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. GlenAli scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. Petrovitski scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wow, what a delicious whisky. The color is clearly visible in my sample bottle. A beautiful, dark sherry color. Then the nose. One word immediately came to mind. My parents make prune jam themselves. So that. Later, also prunes that have been cooked sweetly sticky, raisins, wow, delicious ...
    The taste. Thick, deliciously sweet dark fruit, again the prunes on the foreground. If you do not like it, just skip it. Other dark sweet fruit tones. Hmmm.

    Finish. Lies well, but not super long. Red fruits emerge after a while, an aftertaste like with cherry jam and of course the plums.
    Price. 95 euros is not a small amount. Many people do not worry about spending such a sum on a bottle of whisky. Or can not. That in itself is a shame, because in this way they miss something amazing. Personally, I think the amount I paid for this bottle is not too much for what I get back in return.
    Ordinary tube with regular bottle. Looks neat, but not very special or something. I do not mind. Better to pay an extra 50 euros because a wooden Viking ship has been built around it.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      90 90

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