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BenRiach 15-year-old Pedro Ximénez

Overall rating
84.21/100
votes
289
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Vintage
1991
Bottled
11.2006
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3060
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088791103
Added on
21 Apr 2008 9:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 116,48

43 × in wishlist

289 × member ratings

613 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Pedro Ximénez

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.21 points

  1. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    PX sweetness immediately on the nose, but not intrusively so. It's really rather subdued, with an underlying freshness / brightness and a slightly mentholy, cooling sensation reminscent of spirit from low-activity casks.
    After it has settled down, rich, saccharine fruit & dried fruit notes emerge, with wine-soaked raisins, dates and plums taking the lead. Reminds me quite a bit of Chinese plum wine, actually. Not a bad nose, but also not a particularly impressive one either. Some bourbon freshness intermingled with the darker impressions of sweet sherry. Overall, more of an after-dinner affair, due to the rich, vinuous top notes. Water improves the nose, making it creamier and fuller.
    On the palate, this one starts off velvety and creamy before a slight prickle reminds you that there's indeed alcohol, and casks, involved. Sweet throughout. Halfway through the development, a touch of ozone unfolds, hinting at not-fully-integrated alcohol. A vague fruity sweetness (marmelade hodgepodge) makes way for some Bourbon citrus and tart tannins towards the death. Slightly less sherry influence on the palate than on the nose. Again: not bad, but not great either. Missing some depth, I'd say.
    Finish is short-to-medium, but nicely measured, with elegant ground-coffee notes appearing initially. Unfortunately, these are soon displaced by some mild heat and an alcoholic sharpness.
    My general impression is that the sherry finish can't quite mask the immaturity of the base distillate. A solid effort, but nothing to write home about.

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Dagobert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Whisky101 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very enjoyable dram
    • Nose
      Intense sherry, beautiful fruit, marzipan, Sweetness. 
    • Taste
      Silky yet dry, vanilla but not so sweet, marzipan, nuts, cola cubes
    • Finish
      Medium

  6. Mascht scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    a pleasant sherry malt without big fireworks
    • Nose
      in the beginning sweet, strong cereal notes, intense after raisins and other dried fruit but also fresh fruits such as white grapes and ripe apricots are to be found; alongside milk chocolate, roasted black bread, vanilla and butter biscuits 87
    • Taste
      soft and balanced accompanied by spicy cocoa notes and honey, then dry like red wine 86
    • Finish
      medium length, accompanied by delicate oak notes 86

  7. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Schmitzel scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate, raisins, sherry, pralines, cherry, apricot little glue.
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, greasy, butter, candy, orange, raisins and a bit spicy.
    • Finish
      Fine long finish, candied fruit, nicely full.

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    That's how it worked out that the stay on the whishlist was not so good for nothing :)
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, vanilla, furniture polish, brown sugar, light to bourbon - sweet, heavy and full hood, so this joo
    • Taste
      Shery, citrus fruit overflowed with caramel, which occasionally flashes with a caramel veil, a chocolate-covered cereal bar, cocoa, milk tea. Further fine spiciness, creamy / liqueur
    • Finish
      Sherry, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, pleasant spiciness - long touch

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