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Overall rating
80.79/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB175627
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
French oak red wine casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
9346943000532
Added on
29 Jan 2021 10:00 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.20

2 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Starward Left-Field

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.79 points

  1. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very good for an exotic!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Dates, almonds, sweet fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Almonds, honey, mint, apple, marzipan.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Quite short but elegant and harmonious.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Well sceptic as I am with these strange international whisky’s, I was also curious. Certainly after an online tasting in which several experiences were shared about this whisky. So I decided to try 2 6cl samples of this ‘left-field’ and the recommended ‘tawny’ with that to compare the two extremes of their range. I normally don’t dig whisky that got a fast aging all in ex wine casks but hey: one can only be opinionated once tried so here it goes! First of: this Left-Field at 40%
    • Nose
      This gives actually quite a pleasant arrival. It has a strong nose with quite some flavor. It’s sweet and savory. I get quite some French oak influence, red grapes and berries. Sweet spices like cinnamon, vanilla and and cocoa.
    • Taste
      On the palate it feels rather dry, thin and it gives sweet & sour flavors. It feels a bit syrupy in some way but I have to admit this is not a palate to die for. It’s decent but also undermature and very cask dominated. It lacks depth and is rather one dimensional. Fair enough, for the price you pay it’s not that bad. But it seems like an easy score with an aggressive cask.
    • Finish
      Finish is short. It gives oaky flavors and quite some vanilla and fudge. A short while there are some spices but this is rather volatile.

      For the price you pay it isn’t that bad but I could empty out a full one. The whole feels a bit rushed on rather aggressive French oak casks. It doesn’t convince me.

  7. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

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