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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB146354
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XXIII
Vintage
14.09.2000
Bottled
16.07.2019
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
21
Number of bottles
356
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2020 9:30 pm by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.45

28 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Secret Orkney 2000 LEG

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Muscat grapes, peaches and sweet yellow pomelo to start. Both are quickly surrounded by light smoke. Candle wax, lemonade, marble, white pepper, such a pristine smell. Birthday cake with fresh fruits and cream.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly grassy, honey. Not so sweet melon. White pepper added in a few seconds. Sweetness drops as plain citrus peel arrives. Taste of wax, sprout with some oysters to finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      White pepper for a split second. Medicinally sweet with a touch of bitter spices. Camphor, burnt newspaper, some ink.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    very moist undergrowth, slightly salty, malt, a little damp heather just at the entrance to a port
    malt as well, wood and some smoke
    mouth:
    strong peppery spices, then some almonds and its core, bitterness, tonic herbs, fruit on apple and green pear
    a slightly chocolatey return, a little gentian, the salty side stands out strongly on the herbs and the wood, soot with a bit of tar and return of the bitterness, freshly ground white pepper and a little vanilla!
    final:
    woody, core, soot, bitterness of the core, salt for a medium finish that gives a salty, non-iodized sea air.

  3. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Nose: It's easy to find large pieces of fat on the ground. How much smoke makes the expired peanuts edible, faint, but clear smoked fish and marinated pork belly. These two flavors may have been in the impression. They are all relatively heavy and full-bodied, but the performance in this bottle of wine is light and even a bit elegant. In addition, I have to say that there will always be a hint of floral scent to harass you, but I have never smelled the scent of oily flowers. Finally, these originally totally unmatched flavors, because of their very good fusion, cause the aroma to smell strange, at least I think so. Would you like it if you don't say it?

    Drink: The wine has a very good maturity, salty nuts, spices, woody, a little smoky. Forgive me, I can only describe a few more general flavors.

    Overall: This bottle of wine has also been standing in the cabinet for a long time. It is estimated that it has been opened for two months before suddenly taking it out and writing down notes. The LEG bottles I have tasted are not many, maybe about three bottles, but the impression left to me is that their bottling always has a taste that is far from the conventional taste and brings the remote scenery to the public. Of course, this is all I thought. In the end, although only 76 points, this is a very fun bottle of whisky, worth trying.

  4. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. sengaia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great Highland Park, very mineral and quite peaty. All the classic Highland Park elements are present and singing in harmony. Be careful with water, this is a bad swimmer.

  6. Tastingbros scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/12/13/hps-in-disguise/
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Derufus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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