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Scotch Universe Expedition Antares 2018 115° U.7.1' 1896.2"

Overall rating
87.92/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Ruby Port Wine Octave
Strength
62.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Whisky Fairs
Added on
18 May 2018 12:40 pm by Atze
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.00

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15 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Expedition Antares 2018 115° U.7.1' 1896.2"

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    With a good 63 percentage points, the Antares knocks the skin around and combines chocolate sweetness with fruit and spice in an attractive way. A real feast, especially on the nose.
    At the same time, however, it is precisely this combination that threatens to overwhelm the otherwise typical port fruitiness. And especially on the palate, the nutty bitterness pushes itself too much into the foreground for my taste. But don't get me wrong, this is a great ex port barrel overall, I think!
    • Nose
      91 91
      The good nine and a half years in the barrel have left a clear port-typical rosé glow in the caramel gold of the Antares. Instead of a Glencairn, a large bowl of chocolate pudding with strawberries and cream seems to be in front of me, next to it a glass of strawberry punch and a bowl with other fruits and rock candy, lychees, blood oranges, raspberries, fresh cherries and a lime slice.
      The intense fruit becomes increasingly dull and malty with more and more breathing of the whisky, muesli bars with grapes, sandalwood and almond splinters lead into the spice of sweet herbal candies, rose petals, a little oregano and adhesive plaster, in the end even a hint of hay in the horse stable almost reminds removed to a sherry ledaig.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Red berries, cherries and gooseberries also mix in the mouth with chocolate pudding and herbal sweets. The almost 63 percent bite properly, almost tingly, heavy and nutty with almonds and hazelnuts, the dominant impression remains creamy sweet, but on the edge of the palate there is also an increasing bitterness and minimal soapy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Raw marzipan, berry compote and a little barrel wall accompany the hearty and powerful finish, which leads out again into an almond-nut accentuated and gradually bitter aftertaste.

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