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Arran Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating 167 votes 82.36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Amarone Cask Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044481901
Added on
08 Sep 2010 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44,97

Member rates

340 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

29 Notes

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
04 Mar 2017 5:55 pm

Très doux ! Caramel, chocolat au lait. Vineux, de plus en plus même. Baies rouges. Très accessible. Plus brouillon sur les notes maltées ensuite, dommage. Moelleux en bouche, alcool très bien intégré. Epices douces. Finale facile et courte, avec un petit manque d'épaisseur. 

Enthousiasme : 3/5

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Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
30 Aug 2016 11:34 am
Le nez est très vineux et bien marqué par le chocolat au lait.
Bouche chocolat praliné et fruits rouges, bien gourmande. Au nombre de ses qualités la texture est un peu râpeuse.
En revanche la finale est trop courte, sur les arômes de la bouche.
Le profil d’Arran et ses marqueurs « verts » traditionnels sont évincés par le finish et c’est tant mieux en ce qui me concerne ; vers plus de gourmandise. Le manque de finale et de complexité posent des bémols tout de même. On pourra aussi lui reprocher un manque de finesse.
ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
10 Jul 2016 3:09 pm
ApricotOne gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
81
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
81
Presentation
81
Rozenbankje
Expert Senior Rozenbankje Review note
12 Apr 2016 2:40 am
Rozenbankje gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
80.6
Nose
81
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
81
Presentation
81
My Collection
Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
31 Oct 2015 2:52 pm
Segens gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Bunch of grapes, cherries & plums

Taste

sweet start: cherries, strawberries not much complexity

Finish

medium long nothing special

Comments

Nice to had an Amarone Cask finish in the glass but nothing which I would like to have again.

Magnus Hillman
Expert Senior Magnus Hillman Tasting note
13 Oct 2015 8:45 pm
Magnus Hillman gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Tartaric acid, bitter grape kernel, almond, vanilla and dark syrup. It is somewhat closed and after water some cocoa appears.

Taste

The arrival is dry, sour and bitter. It develops towards bitter marmalade and aromatic blackberries, red apples and black currant.

Finish

The bitter marmalade retains in the finish but also cranberry and tiny hints of absinth. The finish is medium to long and peppery but unfortunately rather bright. 

Comments

The nose and palate is not bad at all but it feels a bit under matured on the finish.

 (Rating interval 82-86)
Magnus Hillman
molar3rd
Expert Senior molar3rd Note
12 May 2015 4:09 pm
molar3rd gave this whisky 80 points

Nose: Not so sweet as i was expecting, some turnips, cocoa powder and cranberries.

Palate: Full of tannins, this one, raging tannins. a bit on the bitter side, and ending on bitter chocolate.

Finish: Chocolaty (bitter) and bitter almonds.

http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/09/13/tasting-6-arrans-with-friends-of-wi-society/

 

 

Greenkeeper
Expert Senior Greenkeeper Tasting note
22 Apr 2015 10:01 pm
Greenkeeper gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Color is not burnished, but like a rosé wine.

The nose starts with lotsa wineyard peaches, apricots and Chivers ginger jam, followed by somethin weird like dextro energy glucose tabs, a very nice touch of sweet rosé wine and a little bit of white pepper.  

Taste

This one is medium-bodied, despite of the powerful attack from the high ABV (50%) it is surprisingly smooth, Blackcurrants, gooseberries, freshly rubbed cinnamon and van Houten milk chocolate in the beginning, replaced by a growing bittersweet taste from red grapes and oak, we're talking of a big wall unit combined with a slight yeastiness, that shows a kind of undermaturation. First thought was that this one could take some more years of maturation to produce a true masterpiece but how fat will all this bitterness grow in such an extended maturation time ? Same as with the Arran sauternes finish: This is a dilemma. 


Finish

Short to medium long. Lemon zest, a little pepper, less ginger,  lots of red wine influence fading out with even more bitter wood tannins. 

Comments

This one is quite similar to the Arran sauternes finish (view my notes) but even more odd and more bitter notes in the end. In some moments, I liked it a lot, in other moments I hardly did. It takes a lot of courage to produce such a kind of whisky, because a lot of malt heads will deny the fact that this one is a whisky. Feels and tasts like a weird kind of grappa made from red grapes, matured in very active, perhaps small european oak casks.  But you won't find too many similar malts, so this expression is very interesting.

....got a whip in my hand, Baby...and a girl or a husky at the leathers end........ it's alright............ (BÖC)
tebond968
Expert Senior tebond968 Note
19 Apr 2015 2:56 pm
tebond968 gave this whisky 77 points

Arran ‘Amarone finish’ NAS, 50%, OB 2011
Amarone is een Italiaanse rode wijn, afkomstig uit Veneto, de streek rond Venetië. Dit was een whisky die de meesten nogal koud liet. Niet bijzonder, maar ook niet slecht. Lichte, zoete neus met tonen van vanille, granen, rabarber en hooi. Met water meer fruit (peer ook). Ook de smaak is licht en zoet met honing en fruit en wat peper naar het einde. 77/100

http://onversneden.com/2011/10/20/fulldram-halloween-tasting/

 

 

Ciro
Connoisseur Ciro Review note
11 Apr 2015 11:08 am
Ciro gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
84

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