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BenRiach 17-year-old Rioja

Overall rating
85.63/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
WB17048
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
15.06.2010
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Rioja Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792698
Added on
16 Jul 2010 10:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 255.42

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103 × member ratings

173 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 17-year-old Rioja

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. voodoochile scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good finish that adds a lot of wine to the original whisky. The Wine cask does make a difference here.

    Nose: red berries, wine
    Taste: wine, oak and oily
    Finish: medium long wine again warm

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Cherry pits, resin, spicy oak, red wine notes are coming through, tannins, a few raisins, nutmeg, liquorice
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Leaving Eichig berry, medium length, leaves and berries remain

  3. Portlover did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. peat head scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUiNNWlE0AQ

  6. pEpp0 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  7. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Bottom line:

    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

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/07/20/tasting-the-benriach-17-yo-rioja-finish/

     

  8. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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

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