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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2004 CA
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points
- The cask is empty now and was replaced by a sherried Hazelburn.
- All what you can expect from a SBK sherry hoggie, which interestingly has a curvy waistline like a butt.
Thankfully, only slight meaty notes and despite the heavy sherry, SBK still shines through.
High potential to be a classic bottling. Get it while you can.
- A very great sherry jumper, sold at a very fair price (£ 75). Top PLV!
A gush of red fruit comes towards you, it looks very dense, light spice, chocolate, like jam, light acidity. Raisins, it already has a nice oak influence, a hint of furniture polish, a little caramel, overall a fairly sweet basic tone, grated orange peel, very nice
oily, full load of sherry on the start, much drier in the mouth, raisins, bittersweet, hazelnuts, light roasted aromas, oak, becoming more creamy, stimulates chewing, espresso, after the start a little sweetness comes through, chocolatey,
dry and sticky sherry, slightly dirty, nuts, sour, fruity, long-lasting and warming
- Sherry nose, very complex, with pine, precious woods, chocolate that comes to air. On the palate, blood oranges, fairly dry, a nice, well-integrated woodiness, a slight bitterness on the finish, quite pleasant, classy
- this one is far, far away from the good stuff of the 60s
Springbank Warehouse, grassy, dries flowers, dried fruits, mouldy
cask, sweet, herbal, ginger, white pepper, bitter
sweet, too much influence of the cask
N: A distinct dry smoke profile that mixes well with its sherried host.
T: Very tasty. Sherry cask first, dry [wood] smoke second.
F: Pretty and fair.
C: At one per customer and for £75, this is going to get snapped up. *Provisionally scores 88/89 points.
* Samples taken, so I’ll be re-reviewing both the Tormore and the Springbank in more favourable conditions another time.