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Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
67
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Italian Car Series
Vintage
27.03.2007
Bottled
10.05.2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
900201
Number of bottles
312
Strength
67.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Italian Car Series No 4
Bottle code
L18/271
Bottled for
The Single Malt Whisky Shop - Zammel
Added on
03 Jun 2018 5:47 pm by Gerrit84
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet 2007 SV

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/glenlivet-2/glenlivet-2007-italian-car-series-signatory/

    Nose: syrupy fruits, lots of blackberries, cherries and raspberry jam. Walnuts, chestnuts, figs, raisins. Lots of cinnamon pastry. A bit of vanilla sugar as well. Some fragrant top notes (Turkish delight) as well as some tobacco and leather in the background. Gingerbread too. A modern, clean sherry bomb. Mouth: very sweet and sherried again. Strawberries, toffee, then drier notes of walnuts, herbs and a touch of potpourri. Too hot when taken neat though, let’s add water. More herbs, chocolate, menthol and a little camphory touch. Some espresso. Finish: very long, with earthy touches, orange peel, pepper and tobacco.

    A super strong sherry bomb that will bite your nose off, in line with a cask-strength GlenDronach or some of these Kavalans. Rather impeccable though.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A vibrant and complex dram, which obviously has comes from a great cask. Easily one of the best, if not thé best, young whisky with heavy sherry influence that I have tasted so far. Highly recommended for any whisky enthusiast with a liking for sherry. Probably also enthusiast that do not have that tendency, like myself.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Surprisingly, I am not getting that much in the beginning!? A slow starter that takes its time to give to reveal its treasures. After giving it some time I am getting some rum-soaked raisins, molasses, along with varnished wood, and dark cherries like in the famous Schwarzwälder Kirsch cake. And I am detecting more and more different scents, in particular of the darkest of chocolates, along with many spices a light sweetness. A really nice nose so far, which is reasonably sweet, but lacks any sherry-associated bitterness. Could this liquid come from casks that previously held (not too sweet) PX sherry? With water there is an increasing sense of a voluptuous dinner with game and dried fruits, in particular cranberries. Then it moves on towards a next course with sweet dessert wine, intense tea, a plate full of sweet cakes, including chocolate cake and many different fruitcakes. Lovely notes of freshly picked raspberries and lemon-drizzled cake. I also detect a few dirty hints of oil and metals. Top notch nose!
    • Taste
      90 90
      The first sip is tongue numbing and throat burning, not surprising considering the almost insane alcohol percentage… Although I am getting some dark chocolate, dry sherry, dried apricots, maybe even tobacco and a surprising hint of smoke. Probably smart to already add some water. It gets better, although this might need some more water. I get more dried fruits, although it stays rather dry, and tobacco. The alcohol tends to dominate the palate for quite a long time, and it gets slightly bitter. Orange scones enter into my mind. However, there is also a maltiness that has struggled itself free from the cask influence providing the light sweet fruitiness and citric acidity that I have noticed in other Glenlivet expressions. It gets fresher and more citric after a longer breathing, which I find great.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long development and lingering finish that perfectly fits with citrus, apricots, sherry wood and strong tea.

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Not only a classic (car) ON the bottle, but also a classic (whisky) IN the bottle. Very beautiful whisky, pretty young and strong, but full of taste and very intense.
    If only I could have a complete bottle of this...
    • Nose
      91 91
      Wow, typical nowadays beautiful 'sherry bomb' nose, I really like these... Chocolate, coffee, cappuccino. Honey. Red fruits, berries, leather, some cigar tobacco, raisins, it's all there! A little spice as well, cinnamon.
      Alcohol pretty prominent (which is not very surprising)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very intense, pungent. Red fruits, raisins, cappuccino, chocolate, leather, cinnamon. When time passes by, more and more chocolate and cappuccino influences come through.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lovely pungent and warming still, red fruits and cappuccino. Long finish, it really punges the tongue. Still some spices, cinnamon.

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