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Overall rating
88.88/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB170238
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Mancarella (Ma)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
09.2002
Bottled
06.2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
11461
Number of bottles
114
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
20-6126 066
Added on
17 Nov 2020 11:44 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.00

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89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Irish Whiskey 2002 Ma

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.88 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    unknown yellow sample from Dino

    Nose:

    Coconut-vanilla pudding quark cream meets seductive exotic fruits, sweet fresh whipped cream, flambéed toasted fresh light crunchy oak, gentle notes like in a warm wooden house with a touch of herbal resin, clearly beeswax, very harmonious without flaws and exactly the kind of delicious fruitiness that I don't remember in the end Whether sherry or ExBC Cask - from the profile a mixture of an excellent exBC Lossie 1997 a top 1990s Tomatin and a good part of 1973 Speysider - the fruit and dessert notes are very dominant - the wood and wax aromas only form a backdrop, only give a deep step when heated Glass further in the foreground, I can't find the slightest trace of smoke - otherwise it could also be an unpeated Laphi 21

    Palate:

    very soft texture, crystalline brilliant clear aromas, very clean, boiled apple and pear with vanilla pudding, fresh yellow melon, dried mango, tickles slightly with fresh, pleasantly spicy tree sap, tobacco, noticeable oak load - polished furniture wood, horn, sweet grass, essential Mediterranean herbs and light chili notes indicate a few more years in the barrel in the barrel or a fresh barrel - the bitter notes are cautious to deliciously spicy for my palate
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Creamy soft, a flattering palate, tasty and without edges - unmistakably an Irishman
    • Nose
      90 90
      Crema Catalana, Asian coconut milk from a can, patchouli, bourbon vanilla - the alcohol is beautifully integrated, the barrel strength cannot be heard in the nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      Creamy, buttery - vanilla pudding, woodruff, orange lemonade (Bluna), white mountain peaches
    • Finish
      87 87
      fruity fresh, straightforward, rather short

  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    You should actually give this Irish guy a lot of time to unfold in the glass, it's worth it. In the mouth, after the mild start, it looks older than on the label. A little water adds a few nuances, but there shouldn't be too many drops.

    The Notes are only a short version. The long version has already been described in detail by dRambo. :-)
    • Nose
      90 90
      After a long standing time, a potpourri of many tropical fruits, behind beeswax and a fine spice of beautiful dry oak notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very mild start, despite more than 50% alcohol content, then sweet juice from tropical fruit, mixed with strong oak spice, which provides a pleasant tingling sensation.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Unfortunately only medium length, I would like it to be longer. Slightly peppery on the tongue, plus the fruit basket that ends - nice.

  4. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Open and airy, immediately gives everything that is, very light and captivating
    • Nose
      89 89
      Honeycomb, ripe citrus, ginger, pollen, mango. Open and saturated
    • Taste
      90 90
      ripe bananas in honey, a little sprinkled with spices, lemon juice with olive oil, unusually light for its degree
    • Finish
      89 89
      lemons with ginger, cream, wood

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Stef89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Quite tasty Irishman with an amazing nose and otherwise very good qualities.
    Again a great drop of Mancarella whisky
    • Nose
      90 90
      Insanely creamy on the nose. Lots of vanilla, coconut and a little caramel. The whole thing is processed into creme brullee and cream semolina pudding. "Semolina pudding" due to a slightly grainy note of unmalted barley.
      A hint of glue comes through, but is immediately displaced by a whole mountain of passion fruit. Seldom had a single fruit so clear on the nose.
      The whole thing is rounded off by a light minerality with oily / waxy aromas.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Immediately the passion fruit on the palate again. Almost as intense as in a juice spritzer with little carbon dioxide, but not so sweet for a long time. Then more exotic fruits can be discovered. The whole thing will be drier and even slightly salty. The mineral comes through much more strongly than in the nose. With a little water it becomes very waxy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      In the finish, the grainy and mineral notes remain.
      The finish itself is quite long. In the first moment there is a strong bitter one that subsides pretty quickly. But fruits also vibrate all the time.

  7. g00se scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty bottling from Ireland.
    With air it develops grandly. I'd like a bottle of that ....!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Ingeniously fruity nose:
      Peaches, mirabelle plums, pineapples, pears, chewing gum, alcohol perfectly integrated, papaya and and and
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wonderfully soft and round and fruity and tasty. Nice oily body. The fruits from the nose are also in the taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      At first, a very idiosyncratic and exciting note. Unfortunately I can't believe it.
      Short to medium-long finish.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Gous scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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