- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Finish
- 46.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 26 Dec 2018 12:52 pm by Astrid
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Whisky Reviews for Deanston 10-year-old
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points
- It arrives with malt and sweetness and subtle red wine notes. In the taste it is then accompanied by the dryness of the Bordeaux wine. The finish is medium long. To me it is a very good expression of Deanston and a dram I could drink everyday.
- It takes some time in the glass to develop the fruitiness. The influence of red wine is not dominant, but noticeable. Particularly convincing in the nose.
Somewhat fresh, mild and fruity, later beautiful floral and sweet, blossom honey, red wine
Bittersweet spice and a bit tart dryness, fruity with a distant red wine note and light sweetness
Short, fruity and sweet
A pleasant and full nose. First with a heavy fruit note, here the grape pushes to the fore. Citrus, chocolate and oak flavor follow. Vanilla, caramel and roasted aromas are on top.
The Deanston comes full-bodied with sweet fruit of grapes, honey and a little citrus. Chocolate and oak pull the malt into the spicy-dry (without becoming bitter) here you can feel the influence of the red wine barrel. •
A medium length finish with dark chocolate and oak flavor.
- Aroma: open, wine, distinctly dark, slightly dried berries, currant leaf, sweet herbal medicine, oak bark, vanilla roll with topping, slightly mineral.
Taste: sweet, berry jam, roasted sugar, pinching spices, pepper, ginger, dark raisins, minerality, chalk, oak tannin, cracked grape seed, bitter extra dark chocolate.
Finish: raisins, sweet candied ginger, orange liquor, astringent oak, grape skin, minerality, medium length.
Bottom line: a well-cut whisky came out at Dinston, distinctly berry, with a predominance of wood tannins and spices. Something reminiscent of Porto-finishes, lovers of wine supplements should like.
- A strong and expressive whisky, which is worth buying again and again.
Intensive; mild pipe tobacco with notes of vanilla, apricot and raisin. The red wine cannot be denied, but is not dominant.
Strong and expressive in taste; Fruits and red wine only briefly attract all attention, oak quickly moves to the foreground, but remains pleasant overall.
Pepper and oak tones are accompanied by a slight bitterness - unfortunately a bit spicy. In the end, he can't quite keep the good impression.
- Great whisky. Color, nose, taste in harmony. Well balanced. Red wine note not too dominant.
Red grapes and cranberries. Who would have thought I'd find grapes here? Then something sweet arrives. I couldn't pinpoint it at first, got some caramel, maple syrup, nutmeg, dextrose and cocoa powder. Finally all of that kind of ends up combining into the smell of raw Christmas cookie dough. Mmmh, cookie dough...
After a while I also find something that reminds me of lemon mentos.
Listen kids: don't drink alcohol. Even if this sounds like your dream dinner.
Very soft and sweet honey notes in the first second. Then it sneaks up on you, the alcohol comes through (btw: thanks for bottling at 46.3% you girls and guys at Deanston are amazing!) accompanied by some nutty flavours. Think chestnuts and walnuts.
All of that with a great thick oily mouthfeel.
Later on I also find some earthy notes. And blackberry syrup. A nice, sweet mud and blackberry shake (uh oh, the kids are coming back!).
Oh and then there's chocolate pudding made with very dark chocolate. Thanks for dessert!
Rather short. Sadly. A bit bitter and oaky, but then some of the dark chocolate and nutmeg come back and stay until the end.