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Old Pulteney 23-year-old

Overall rating 39 votes 87.68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Sherry Casks
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
World Duty Free
Added on
24 Oct 2009 2:12 pm

Average value

€ 314,49

57 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

14 Notes

MadScientist
Expert Senior MadScientist Review note
11 Nov 2017 9:56 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
88
StyrianSpirit
Expert Junior StyrianSpirit Review note
31 Oct 2017 9:15 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.9
Nose
94
Initial taste
93
Body
94
Finish
93
Price
89
Presentation
92
My Collection
StyrianSpirit
Expert Junior StyrianSpirit Tasting note
31 Oct 2017 9:42 pm
StyrianSpirit gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Eine sehr feine, frische Nase. Helle Früchte erwarten mich auf einem morgendlich-feuchten Wiesenboden. Saftige grüne Äpfel. Es gesellen sich dazu: Etwas Erde, feine Kräuter und ein paar dunkle Beeren. Die Nase würde ich jetzt eher einem Bourbonfass zuordnen, so leicht und frisch mit etwas Minze fühlt sie sich an, eigentlich ungewöhnlich für 23 Jahre Sherryfassreifung. Die Pulteney-Aromen grüßen von Ferne.

Taste

Der prickelt ordentlich -- erstaunlich für die im Pulteney-Vergleich zurückhaltenden 43% -- und nun ist auch der Sherry sofort präsent ebenso wie reife Schwarzbeeren und Ribisel. Und die Kräuter ebenso wie Salzgischt. Willkommen. Die Aromen stehen erfreulich klar nebeneinander.

Finish

Der Ausklang ist mittellang bis lang, hier nun übernehmen nach den Sherry- und Fruchtnoten die Salz-, Kräuter- und Seetangnoten, ehe zum Schluss etwas Eiche dazukommt und sich dann wieder der Sherry meldet.

Comments

Sehr schön, sehr rund, sehr angenehm. Kein Malt, der sofort seine ganze Vielgestaltigkeit offenbart. Auf den ersten Eindruck "bourbonhaft", doch die 23 Jahre dauernde Reifung in Sherryfässern meldet sich bald. Das ist kein Sherrymonster, das ist ein Sherryverführer. Trotz seiner "nur" 43% erstaunlich kräftig, ist das der perfekte Single Malt für lange sonnige Herbst-Nachmittage.

My Collection
thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Tasting note
10 Oct 2017 2:14 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Plenty of vanilla and some subtle apple cider, as well as peach and coconut shavings. Some red berries and burlap too, as well as marzipan and oranges. It has something floral as well.

Taste

The sherry influence is clear, but there's still much room for Pulteney to shine. Gentle cherries, as well as leather and milk chocolate. Quite salty, with a touch of white pepper and some pomelo.

Finish

A slight bitterness, followed by fruit and smoked salmon. Medium in length.

Comments

Complexity, balance, this has it all. It does lack a little richness and oomph. I bet this would be a personal favourite had it been bottled at a higher strength.

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mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
02 Apr 2017 11:12 am
mr.p9 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
80
Presentation
87
cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Note
13 Nov 2015 10:58 am

better value these days - around £100/120 at auction for a very good quality 23 year old sherried whisky. Over priced on issue in 2007 I cant imagine the price if issued today!!

cfosterk
Expert Senior cfosterk Note
13 Nov 2015 10:05 am

Old Pulteney 23 yo 'Sherry' (43%, OB, sherry casks, +/-2011) Four stars and a half Colour: pale gold (unexpectedly pale). Nose: this one goes one step further, as it’s got everything that the bourbon already had, plus notes of red berries (raspberries and blackberries) and more honey. Also orange blossom water and touches of rosewater. A little fresh butter. Mouth: same comments. More body, a bolder middle and more complexity. A big saltiness again, blood oranges, green cardamom, white and milk chocolates, raspberry sweets, cranberry juice and touches of peat. Finish: medium long, even more on oranges. Salt and pepper in the aftertaste, then even ripe strawberries. Comments: quite superb. Too bad these two Pulteneys are so expensive (I’ve seen them at £199 each). Oh yes, and this, at 46 or 50%!….  SGP:652 - 89 points.

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
29 Jun 2015 10:10 pm
Ciro gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
79
Presentation
84
bull10298
Expert Senior bull10298 Note
07 Jun 2015 4:02 pm
bull10298 gave this whisky 87 points

The nose is fuller than that of its American Oak companion, with soft leather, fresh fruits, a herbal note and a suggestion of salt. Fresh and supple for its age. Again, late floral aromas develop, and water releases discreet notes of wood polish. Full-bodied, spicy and dry on the palate, with Sherry, raisins and ginger. The finish is long and spicy, dry, with old leather and oak.

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Malt Hans
Connoisseur Malt Hans Note
07 Apr 2014 7:16 pm
Malt Hans gave this whisky 89 points

Fruity and spicy aroma, red apples, mango, lime, pineapple, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and malt. Vanilla sweet taste, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, mint, honey, sultanas and malt. Medium long, fruity, spicy and malty end.

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