- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Expressions
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Fresh Claret Casks Finish
- Number of bottles
- 54.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 27 Mar 2010 2:33 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Claret
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points
- The aroma is dense: tart and sweet berries in abundance, jam from berries, citrus, gum, marmalade, old oak, a little varnish, iodine. Hinted at the smoke? Maybe... Taste is tart, spicy with bitter taste: pepper, a lot of astringent oak, a lot of berry jam, dark honey, notes of chocolate, resin. Aftertaste : astringent-oak, sweetish with bitterness. Conclusion . Well-groomed, delicious Springbank. Tart and dense. Smooth. With a drop of water it seemed that more bitterness. Rating: 87 (n22t22f21b22).
- Serge Valentin
Nose heating and astringent, shocking and demanding. Once the sensory
accustomed to the hot waves of peat, you will find the bitter chocolate,
raisin and white pepper whirling around. Take time.
Big and extremely spicy, complex and buttery, wood extract, earthy.
Layers of flavours interchanging, but in harmony. Well married and
Finish:- Long and lingering berries fruit, tongue heating with notes of charred wood.
Not for novice.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- Finishing with wine barrels is not always good, but here was really a hammer thing! Really a neck sweeper for my just slightly scratchy throat.
There is visually almost engine oil! And in the nose very differentiated: leather, sugarcane, dried fruit (including dried banana), honey, peppermint malt, also nutty. Some vanilla, cinnamon and other oriental spices; Light smoke is also noticeable, very fine wine gum, everything mixed into a syrupy sweetness.
And the wonderful mixture then runs oil resp. syrupy on the tongue and maintains its exotic variety of ingredients.
Cinnamon, vanilla and wine gum are noticeable when leaving the throat, but also pronounced licorice.