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Overall rating
88.23/100
votes
116
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Local Dealer Selection
Vintage
14.04.2004
Bottled
27.11.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
800194
Number of bottles
558
Strength
61.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944095957
Added on
14 Dec 2017 3:06 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,90

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195 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2004 SV

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.23 points

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    After a long time finally again a typical Bunna from the Sherrytonne: banana, port flavor, dry sherry. Memories of the Sgeul Na Mara (Feis Ile 2013 Bottling) awake. Rather no water.
    • Nose
      Pure: again very different than the Glenlivet. Again, a sherry board, but this time with a buttery, creamy note. Black Forest Cherry Cake could be said. Amaretto. And after a long search under zig bottlings finally again the slightly dirty, Bunnatypische banana note. Where have you been so long? This brackish water to diesel tanker as it should be. With water: herbs, dark orange come out.
    • Taste
      Pure: how cool, here again the bunna sherry character, slightly nutty, buttery, overripe banana and some fish net here. That's the way it has to be. With water it becomes drier, nuttier, better without.
    • Finish
      long, dry, slightly dirty.

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is a board - with everything I like. Unfortunately, the alcohol is a bit too stormy and water is not good. That gives point deduction. The finish is phenomenal. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Nutty, dry fruit pounding in the nose. Intense sherry rushes forward. Alcohol is also there. Immediately there is some sulfur in the background, just so that you perceive it and that it is a bit more interesting. Prunes with pepper. Blood orange, pastries and some leather. A spice is included, which is difficult to grasp at first. Some soy maybe. I perceive roast aromas. Roasted and already somewhat blackened almonds. Then suddenly it will be unexpectedly sweet - and how. Shortly I have trolli gummy bears in my nose. But they go back quickly. Hand warming lures out first some alcohol, but then it is sweeter again and cherry is added.
      Water: The whisky is a bit tamer. Nut biscuits come through more clearly, a little cinnamon joins.
    • Taste
      Tingling, the mouth is filled. Sherry. Cherry is at the forefront. There are also slightly nutty and spicy hints. Sweetness is there, but severe dryness soon takes over. Plums and orange peel mix with toasted aromas. Spicy oak is fighting through. In the Nachschmecken comes something easily Vergorenes, which I like very much. The bitterness begins.
      Water: Sweeter and a little fresher, but also a little sharper (alcoholic). The 60 +% are better integrated.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet at first, then gradually yielding to increasing bitterness. In the end it is more noble chocolate, 80% + cocoa content. The glass is coming to an end and the bitterness takes over everything. It sticks forever in the mouth.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For me this is a nice wine punch - young - sherry dominated with a nice nose - but dull on the palate, unbalanced and sorry but imho completely overrated - modern coarse palate - a dram is enough
    • Nose
      without water - flat, dry, restrained, sea air, subtle red fruits, celery, teriyaki sauce, lovage, With a few drops of water, it opens up more, subtly alcoholic, Bunna herbs, some tobacco, creamy buttery rather subtle and restrained, earthy, dried cherries, eucalyptus, with a lot of patience - dried flowers and orange oil
    • Taste
      sweet and red fruit - slightly dry it runs over the tongue, mint, fruity tart tingle with Black Forest cherries cake - dynamic wine notes in motion - there is also an immature fermentation note as of Federweisser, oak, the longer I chew it - the drier he becomes, Chocolate, tree bark, birch sap, salt,
    • Finish
      Oak, spice, malt, toasted cereals - increasing bitterness - extremely astringent, grape seeds, tree bark, walnut shell

  4. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In general, I'm a fan of the LDS.
    There were already some special drops, such as: the Clynelish etc.
    • Nose
      86 86
      No smoke.
      For 61.5% of the alcohol is quite well involved.
      First, I perceive sweet strawberries, which go in the direction of strawberry-rhubarb Marmalade. A light vanilla comes through, reminiscent of vanilla kipper. In the background is a subtle maritime touch. Unfortunately something one-dimensional.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The alcohol occupies the tongue, but not nearly as expected
      Sweet start of strawberries which then turns into a light walnut. Some milk chocolate comes through.
    • Finish
      87 87
      What remains is a berry sweetness paired with a hint of saltiness. Short to medium

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great painting
    the tobacco inspired me
    • Nose
      sweet, raisins, cinnamon, saubre soil ?, spices
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Sherry, dark chocolate, tobacco (awesome), plums
    • Finish
      long
      Oak, sherry

  6. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    malthead: 88 points
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/bunnahabhain-13yrs-local-dealer-selection-2017-tasting

  7. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bunna is recognizable, but not very clear. Since a lot of Destilleriecharakter is covered by sherry keg. Not a bad whisky, but somehow one wishes to experience the time without this barrel sweetness.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Undiluted you can feel the alcohol in the nose. He transports relatively few flavors.
      With a good swing of water gives the alcohol note, the whisky is soft and caramel. Milk chocolate and espresso beans show up. Sweet raisins and dried figs. Some muff and loamy soil.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Undiluted, he starts as expected strong and aggressive. A little alcohol, with sweetness of raisins and dried apricots. Freshly tanned leather, furniture polish. Chocolate, espresso beans, herbs, spices (not differentiable).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium, with chocolate, almonds and raisins.

  8. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bunna is recognizable, but not very clear. Since a lot of Destilleriecharakter is covered by sherry keg. Not a bad whisky, but somehow one wishes to experience the time without this barrel sweetness.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Undiluted you can feel the alcohol in the nose. He transports relatively few flavors.
      With a good swing of water gives the alcohol note, the whisky is soft and caramel. Milk chocolate and espresso beans show up. Sweet raisins and dried figs. Some muff and loamy soil.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Undiluted, he starts as expected strong and aggressive. A little alcohol, with sweetness of raisins and dried apricots. Freshly tanned leather, furniture polish. Chocolate, espresso beans, herbs, spices (not differentiable).
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium, with chocolate, almonds and raisins.

  9. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky! Well balanced and harmonious with and without water. I like him almost without water because of the interplay between dry and creamy. Even the espresso note and the roasted aromas are more intense without water and the perfume note forms an interesting counterpoint to the more mature or matured sherry whisky in the sense of old meets modern. Water defuses him a little and the oak is more through. In the end, you have to find the perfect balance for yourself. What I also like is the association with Marsala. All in all a round, well-made whisky - 17.11.2018
    • Nose
      A great color shimmers in the glass. Dark, deep sherry aromas, tobacco, dry wood in front of the fireplace, espresso, roasted nuts and kernels, roasted aromas, caramelized sugar, an elegant fragrance note resonates and accompanies the aromas. Dates, dark chocolate, Marsala, the alcohol is barely noticeable and the roasted aromas become more intense over time.

      With water it becomes sweeter and underlines the vanilla and it reminds me more and more of Marsala and even eggnog.
    • Taste
      Very nice texture with an interplay of dry and creamy, sweet-tingling with a precisely timed pepperiness that subsides at the right moment. Hot chestnut, fresh hazelnuts and walnuts, espresso, chocolate, chocolate-covered caramel, forest honey at the end.

      With water it is softer and the pepper is defused, the forest honey becomes more present and the tobacco becomes fresher like a freshly opened tobacco pack. At the end of the oak comes out clearly and the finish stays longer.
    • Finish
      medium

  10. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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