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Overall rating
87.71/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
04.2006
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 12759
Number of bottles
389
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2018 7:08 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 115,23

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17 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 2006 DL

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] Glenturret is one of the most inconsistent distilleries with some truly great releases and a lot of weird if not nasty stuff. But from time to time I like to try a new bottling just to be surprised...

    ...and this is a heavy sherried dram that leaves not much space for the Glenturret malt to pop up in either a good or bad way. It is flawless and very bold, so all lovers of sherry monsters will like this one - but to be honest, this could be any mainland distillery.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is very dark for a 12-years old refill cask at mahogany and the nose offers a bold (what else given that colour) and flawless modern oloroso sherry profile with loads of dried fruits (raisins, sultanas, dates), plums, oranges, nuts and liquorice. Some malty notes shine through but they have to fight hard to be not overwhelmed by the massive sherry forces. This is the typical nose of a modern sherry monster, lovers of that genre will adore it (no doubt) but to me it is way to unbalanced - nevertheless enjoyable (out of a big spheric blender's glass).
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is very sweet on all the oloroso sherry flavours I can imagine within a firm spicy wooden framework. The sweetness of the wine and the bitter wooden notes form a fine combo with the malt-driven flavours in a walk-on role only. A very simple profile but it works, provided you like these heavy impressions. Some water releases more wooden notes in the nose and turns the taste smoother. More water flattens the dram - I like to nose it neat and prefer to drink it reduced to about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot and despite all the sherry not really coating with significant bitter-drying moments (the heavy sherry woods demand their toll). The finish is long and turns more spicy and leathery which is fine. The dryness of the wood is more bearable here than it was with the first mouthfeel, most probably because my taste buds adapted somewhat to this feeling.

  2. matteob123 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    What a wonderful whisky! On the nose intensity, sherry, fruits, tropical fruits....heavy on the nose but with balance. Great whisky

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Another successful bottling from the Old Particular series by Douglas Laing. Despite its dark colour, this 12-year-old Glenturret is not on the heavy sherry side, but captivates with its fruity aromas of dark dried fruits, juicy blood oranges and fresh blackcurrants, which are in good balance with the well integrated alcohol and fine spiciness. A pleasant single malt that lingers on the palate for a very long time. A dram at the end of a successful day!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2019/02/19/glenturret-12yo-2006-2018-old-particular/
    • Nose
      Starts with dark dried fruits, old sherry, raisins and delicate notes of mincemeat. Sweet and fresh with treacle and blackcurrant, followed by a decent nuttiness, subtle leather and a pinch of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Rich and intense on the palate with sweet notes of dried fruits, raisins and juicy blood orange. This is accompanied by a warming mix of cinnamon and subtle oak, with hazelnuts and lingering notes of sticky honey towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, warm and lingering with barley sugar, toasted bread, blackcurrant, slightly bitter orange peel and a hint of dry oak on the tail.

      With water: There's more fruits coming through when a few drops of water are added with juicy oranges, blood oranges and peaches, followed by cinnamon spice and dark toffee. Still sweet on the palate with barley sugar, dried fruits, raisins and Seville oranges. This is complemented with prickling oak and hazelnuts towards the finish. The finish is slightly shorter with barley sugar, blackcurrant, custard, blossom honey and delicate hazelnuts on the tail.

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