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Springbank 1997 Claret

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
170
Whiskybase ID
WB14976
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
02.2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Fresh Claret Casks Finish
Number of bottles
9360
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
610854427009
Added on
27 Mar 2010 2:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 506.75

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170 × member ratings

314 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Claret

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    He surprised me very positively, I used to like jumpers the most, but over time I got more and more with small missing notes, then here also the always hop or top wine finishes, but it was a perfect combination, not the one Most complex or roundest malt, but very aromatic and full of character.
    • Nose
      Ui, quite clear smoke for Springer and fresh matches, fresh suede, nutmeg, roasted malt, liquorice, cinnamon, clove, tobacco leaves, freshly grated chocolate, oregano, spiced bitter orange
    • Taste
      Red gummy bears and berries, clove, nutmeg, rough walnut and charcoal charcoal, cinnamon, wild shrubs with cherries, liquorice, tobacco, earl gray tea, a little black pepper and a little salt
    • Finish
      Long, wild berries, roasted malt, nut mixture, some liquorice and anise, leather, warming

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I had this malt once before in the glass in 2015 and found it rather unspectacular at the time. Today, however, I feel this bottling as extremely delicious and interesting. Sweetness and fruit, wood and earth, peat and smoke, leather and tobacco, the flavors change every second, just wonderful!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      90 90
      Orange with a rusty shine, the Springbank shimmers in the glass, oily and greasy streaks stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Discreetly, peaty smoke rises from the glass, mineral earth tones emerge, dried grapes and berries end in a hint of lemon and other citrus fruits. The alcohol is beautifully harmoniously integrated, caramelized sugar and hints of dried liquorice gradually stimulate the salivation. A soft sea breeze comes up, sweetness is slightly salty in the air, the nose is absolutely not overloaded and shows off its filigree and delicate side.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tart grapes and berries flatter the tongue, sweetness flashes, mineral earth tones gently rest on the palate. Suddenly, wood sharpness arises, pepper and salt dance on the tongue and gently massage the lips. Gently flows the second sip through the mouth, minimal peat and smoke, sweet raisins and caramel merge before abruptly pepper and salt in the entire mouth spread. Citrus fruits play with licorice, grapes combine with cane sugar and caramel, and little by little tobacco notes and a hint of leather emerge. Dried wood tones and earthy loam on, the mouthfeel becomes oily and greasy, cedar wood sticks to the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The oily and greasy film still sticks to the palate, old leather and dried tobacco leaves stick to the tongue. The aftertaste is rather unspectacular if it were not for this strange but extremely tasty mixture of leather, tobacco, dried berries and dry wood tones.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The taste in my opinion does not fit the great nose. I miss the fruitiness of the nose. After the second sip I feel the taste already pleasant and quite interesting.
    An interesting whisky that convinced me thanks to the nose.
    • Nose
      Sweet overripe fruits with a light glue note, raisins
    • Taste
      Despite the addition of a few drops of water I taste at first only slight bitterness with some sweetness and fruit. Followed by tingling and wooden bitterness, subtle smoke. An indefinable spice for me dominates the taste.
    • Finish
      Long and powerful. Again this indefinable spice. Smoke?

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A rather closed Springbank that took time to open in the glass. Don't feel I found any cask influence in this one as I think the spirit character took it out of play. Once it did open, tasted like a nice 12 year old CS Springbank.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The whisky is very closed, I had to resort to water, but it was worth it, a very wide range of derivatives, a rather deep, complex, generally very interesting, albeit difficult experience.
    • Nose
      Closed, dry, dusty boards, a little varnish, deep-frying oil, polish, thinner, some dry herbs, mineral shades, hard to open, dark chocolate, cappuccino, creamy sweet motifs - boiled condensed milk, fondant; more dry herbs, old leather goods; added water - it definitely helped, the aroma became more subtle, fluffy, although nothing fundamentally changed, except, perhaps, light citrus tones and pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, drying, tart oak notes, sharp mineral shades, dried fruits - prunes, raisins, dried apples; polish, furniture varnish, ginger, a little black pepper, fudge, exploding caramel, cola; with water more open, bright, more pepper, citrus notes and tropical fruits;
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, oak, lacquer, dark chocolate, nuts, light minerality, burnt match heads; with water it is practically the same, maybe a little more cheerful and fresher.

  6. leeho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Black tea, mint, candy, cloves, cherry pits, milk chocolate, burnt wood, leather, medicine, metal dust. Sourness in the aftertaste.

  8. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. wbarchive_721011 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Without comparative candidates, it would have easily passed for me as a sherry ripening. Looks older than 13 years.
    • Nose
      Dried sweet fruits, very light dry smoke, some citrus (orange) and menthol freshness behind. Strongly noticeable alcohol is much better with a few drops of water. After a lot of time in the glass (> 1h) the nose changes more towards grapes and oranges
    • Taste
      Sweet, there are grapes here, also dried as raisins. When chewing in the mouth, a beautiful film made of old-looking oak lies on the tongue. Hot pepper. Smoke can be felt in the background.
    • Finish
      It takes a long time for the aromas to fade. The sweet fruit notes form a unit with now strong tannins on the tongue, and at the very end a hint of smoke flashes through.

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