- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Finish Series
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Rioja Casks Finish
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 16 Jul 2010 10:49 pm
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 17-year-old Rioja
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points
- As mentioned above, I love Rioja wines and this one combines really as it should be with good finishes the best of both worlds, whisky and wine. Has only no 90+ because he is not complex enough.
Cherry pits, resin, spicy oak, red wine notes are coming through, tannins, a few raisins, nutmeg, liquorice
Beautiful vinous-oaky, full-bodied without burning, red wine en masse, berry bushes, raisins, nutmeg, pinch of pepper, ginger, cardamom, rosemary, light Earl Gray notes, I like it a lot, but I also love Rioja and I think you can feel it very much and at the same time it goes well with Benriach, licorice
Leaving Eichig berry, medium length, leaves and berries remain
- Nose: Sweet, and perfumed. lots of spice vanilla and some flower blossom (can’t really pinpoint it) , also some grape shells, and little bit of sweet dough.
Palate: Thick, viscous, sweet entry with Demerara sugar, creamy with a Capital C , and i like that!. Fruit are also included in the package (peach and apricot compote) , honey, oak, and milk chocolate. Tannins are not very strong, also not very winey.
Finish : Chocolate, pollen, vanilla.
This is a great example of a good wine finish. It does not impose itself on the whisky, while still offering many aromas and complementing the palate. this is how i like my wine finishes. Great nose, with an even nicer palate. Definitely one of the better BenRiachs I’ve tasted
- It is amazing how much the distance glass <-> nose affects the aroma or changes the perception. The aroma in the nose is very complex while outweighing the taste of red wine.
Plums, raisins, coffee (espresso), dark chocolate with orange, if you hold the glass a little further away from your nose, the grape / wine notes suddenly dominate
Red wine, sweet and mild, the espresso has become a latte, sweet and fruity on the finish, only the oak is astonishingly discreet, and the aroma gave rise to much stronger oak
- great interaction between wood and fruit notes, great Benriach - as expected.
woody, dry, almost dusty, with water tobacco, some fruit comes through (cherry, red grapes)
fruity, cherry (Mon Cheri), nectarine, jam, slightly spicy, herbs
spicy oak, ginger, tobacco ... stays on your tongue for a while