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Aberlour 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
533
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2010)
Barcode
5000299298190
Added on
15 Aug 2010 9:50 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 81,07

101 × in wishlist

533 × member ratings

1204 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

125 Notes

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
09 Aug 2017 12:28 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Die allererste Nase ist TRiTOP Mandarin/Orange (ein ziemlich künstlich riechender Sirup der Siebzigerjahre). Echte Überraschung Nummer 1! Nach 5-10 Minuten steigt plötzlich Lavendelseife in die Nase... faszinierend... also nochmal stehen lassen. Nach ca. 15-20 Minuten dann endlich eine klassische Sherry-Malt-Nase, aber eine hell-rot-fruchtige: Vanille, Vollmilchschokolade, helle rote Früchte, Mandarinenschale und Leder

Taste

Der erste Schluck ist eine spritzige Mischung aus Fanta und Earl-Grey-Tee. Der zweite Schluck entwickelt sich zum Sherry hin: Vanille, Vollmilchschokolade, Erdbeeren, Himbeeren, helle Kirschen, Kornelkirschen, rote Johannisbeeren, Mandarinen- und Orangenschalen. Der dritte Schluck verwandelt die Vollmilch- in Zartbitterschokolade, dann in ölig dickflüssigen Mokka mit Paranuss. Vanille und viel Muskatnuss gehen über in weißen Pfeffer, die Würze wird mit jedem Schluck mehr...

Finish

mittellang, Mandarinen und Orangen, Himbeeren, Mokka, Muskatnuss, gegen Ende dann wieder die irritierende Mischung aus Earl-Grey-Tee / Bergamotte-Öl und seifigem Lavendel...

Comments

Dieser hier ist ein kleines Chamäleon und steckt voller Überraschungen. Solche parfümigen Noten hatte ich bisher bei keinem Malt, und ich weiß noch nicht so genau, ob ich ihn nun mag oder nicht. Bin mal gespannt, wie er mir beim nächsten Mal schmeckt.

ArthurHaver
Member Senior ArthurHaver Review note
17 Jun 2018 5:44 pm
ArthurHaver gave this whisky 94 points

One word. Heavenly

Weighted Rate
93.7
Nose
95
Initial taste
92
Body
89
Finish
95
Price
99
Presentation
96
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ricallende
Expert Senior ricallende Tasting note
21 May 2018 7:51 pm
ricallende gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

orange marmelade notes and hints of cocoa.

Taste

warm & malty, full-bodied, ripe apricots, more orange and cocoa. honey sweetness

Finish

longer and less dry than expected for a tamed whisky,

Comments
Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
10 May 2018 9:57 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
79.9
Nose
84
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
78
Presentation
79
Dr.Nose
Expert Senior Dr.Nose Tasting note
05 May 2018 8:04 pm
Dr.Nose gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Rich, complex with full flavors of sherry, butterscotch and brown sugar. Then show chocolate and fruit (peach and orange peel).


Taste

Tones of spicy Christmas puddings and aromas of soft apricots, creamy, liquor-like and flavors of vanilla (wood) and light honey tones.

Finish

Very long, warm and nicely balanced, developing from creme brulée aromas to soft tones of oak.

Comments
Emiel
TomAndIngrid
Member Senior TomAndIngrid Tasting note
08 Apr 2018 12:52 pm
TomAndIngrid gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

erstmal süß und Gewürze, Rosinen, ein klein wenig alkoholisch

Taste

cremig, Milchschokolade, Trockenfrüchte, ein wenig Holz und Leder, dunkle Kirsche und Schokolade

Finish

wärmend, würzig und mittellang

Comments

Viele Geschmacksnuancen, gut ausbalanciert und harmonisch. Schön!

TomAndIngrid
Member Senior TomAndIngrid Review note
08 Apr 2018 12:32 pm
TomAndIngrid gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
85
whiskyfacile
Expert Junior whiskyfacile Tasting note
31 Mar 2018 5:17 pm
whiskyfacile gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

N: fresco, succoso elegante… e che personalità! La componente sherried è di quelle zuccherine e pulite, se si esclude una particolare, deliziosa nota minerale, come di polvere da sparo… Frutta a palate (fresca: mele rosse, frutti rossi, fragola; ma anche cotta: mele e prugne, con anche una minima sfumatura di cannella e confettura d’albicocca). Un bel cioccolato rotondo, al latte, e un bel malto briochoso completano un quadro onesto e deciso: tanta, tanta roba!, direbbe qualcuno. Sfumature di tamarindo e cola.

Taste

P: molto ‘burroso’, con il malto che torna protagonista, assieme a intense note dolci ma “bruciate”, tipo caramello, toffee, creme brulée. Non c’è frutta rossa, piuttosto cioccolato, pesche sciroppate, ancora cola / tamarindo. Dopo un po’ l’invecchiamento si fa sentire, con legno e liquirizia. Corpo a tratti un po’ debolino, a dirla tutta. Frutta secca (nocciola, noce).

Finish

F: cioccolato, cola, frutta secca (noce), caramello. Medio lungo e persistente.

Glen Krid
Member Senior Glen Krid Review note
21 Mar 2018 11:48 am
Glen Krid gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
82
Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
25 Feb 2018 7:25 pm
Rien gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
85
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