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Ardbeg Ten

Overall rating 86 votes 87.07
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Dec 2009 8:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48,00

Tastingtags

9 Notes

Maddox
Member Junior Maddox Review note
13 Dec 2015 3:30 pm
Maddox gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
79
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
86
Price
80
Presentation
100
Dris
Expert Senior Dris Note
03 Nov 2015 12:06 am
A truly classic dram presenting the unique mineral smokiness of Ardbeg. Great quality, and not very medicinal, but sufficiently sweet.
2014.04.
Ties
Expert Junior Ties Review note
18 May 2015 7:53 pm
Ties gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
89
bennythemonster
Expert Senior bennythemonster Note
15 Oct 2014 3:03 pm
bennythemonster gave this whisky 88 points
Ardbeg Ten, 10 Jahre, Originalabfüllung, 46% alc.
(Region Islay, Schottland)
Vor ein paar Jahren war der TEN noch deutlich dunkler, die neuen batches werden weniger Sherry-Fässer enthalten. Aber okay, man benötigt ja auch ein paar gute Fässer für die ganze No-Age-Statement-Plörre mit ganz viel Story für ganz viele Euros. Ja, von Galileo, Alligator und Ardbog halte ich nicht viel, dagegen verbinde... ich mit dem Ardbeg 10 Jahre meinen ersten Versuch rauchigen Single Malt zu genießen, noch am nächste Tag roch das Glas inklusive dem gesamten Wohnzimmer danach. Er ist ständiger Bestandteil meiner "Offenen".

Nase: Rauch, Phenol, Rippchen mit Frucht-/Honigmarinade über frisch angezündetem Lagerfeuer. Die Süße verbindet sich angenehm mit dem Rauch, wird nach ein paar Minuten im Glas rustikaler und würziger. Räucherfisch und muffiger Seetang.

Gaumen: Für die 46% doch sehr kräftig. Der Rauch bleibt erst einmal im Hintergrund, Süße Fruchtnoten dominieren. Würzig und kraftvoll, ein Hauch metallische Jugend, viel Torfrauch zum Ende hin.
Abgang: Sehr Lang und wärmend ohne zu brennen. Der Rauch bleibt auf der Zunge, dazu ein wenig bunter Pfeffer.

Fazit: Ich hatte ihn noch besser in Erinnerung, aber die Marktwirtschaft ist knallhart. Er ist und bleibt ein Spitzenmalt und ein toller Standard.
88/100 Punkten (verkostet 2014, ca. 37,00 €)
Homepage: www.notesofmalt.de
TastyDram
Expert Junior TastyDram Tasting note
12 Aug 2014 3:28 pm
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Typical Ardbeg peat smoke (makes sense right?) pairs nicely with rubber and used bicycle tires. A sea breeze over the pier combined with sweet vanilla flavours and citrus zest. Further up are associations of tar, blown matches and chlorine.
Water releases sweet aromas. Vanilla, black pudding with raisins and smoked bacon with a thin coat of maple syrup. Everything is garnished with some lemon marmalade.

Taste

The tongue undergoes a pleasant symbiosis of sweet and salt. Juicy pears with coarse sea salt, freshly picked mint, rosemary and vanilla. Towards the end the smoky and citric flavours return.
Adding water to this Ardbeg means adding a little more richness: black pepper, roasted milk bread and grounded coffee.

Finish

The black pepper continues through the finish with some star anise. A relatively long finish.

Comments

This was my very first peated whisky nearly two years ago. Saying I wasn’t convinced was an understatement at the time. Right now it’ll be more something like “Bring it on !”. These kind of flavour bombs are the reason a (wo)man starts drinking whisky.

Ardbeg Ten can be found everywhere. Every supermarket with a decent range or nameworthy liquor store, has it in store. The price has, influenced by demand and duties, risen towards the € 50 mark.

Edwin de Lange
Expert Senior Edwin de Lange Note
12 Oct 2012 1:37 pm
Edwin de Lange gave this whisky 94 points


Simply a great Dram!

Nethar
Expert Senior Nethar Tasting note
24 May 2012 8:55 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

peat smoke, smoke, smoke, citrus, iodine, coal, clay

Taste

peat smoke, smoke, smoke, oil

Finish

peat, peat, peat, iodine, bitter citrus rind, maybe peat ;-)

Comments

drink for real men

BenNevis
Expert Junior BenNevis Note
29 Jul 2011 7:33 pm


I had an Ardbeg Ten at Edinburgh airport, I could still taste it when i got home about 4 hours later. If you dont like peaty whisky you wont like this.

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hsmithjr
Connoisseur hsmithjr Tasting note
14 Jul 2011 11:37 pm
hsmithjr gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Serious smoke and tar.  Tire fires.  Salted fish.

Taste

Medicinal and astringent.  Peat smoke.  Lemon tea.  Old ships rope.

Finish

A kick in the mouth!  Long and smoky.  Not as whopping as a Laphroaig or Lagavulin, but it holds it's own.  Lemongrass.

Comments

They totally need a 15 or 18 yo in their standard range.

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