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Bunnahabhain 2011 Aonadh

Overall rating
86.70/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB190375
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release - Warehouse 9
Vintage
07.02.2011
Bottled
22.04.2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry / Port Finish
Number of bottles
14088
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5029704220564
Added on
25 Aug 2021 5:41 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 138.94

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Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2011 Aonadh

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.70 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2021/bunnahabhain/bunnahabhain-aonadh/

    Nose: a mix of leafy notes and coastal elements, with wild strawberries and blackberry jam, caramel and faint whiffs of peonies. Peppery notes. Dark hints of treacle in the background. Also roasted nuts and worn leather, as well as a subtle (not unpleasant) hint of matchstick heads.

    Mouth: hot and peppery, quite hard to discover the rest. Bittersweet winey notes, musty wood and more of the roasted nuts. Hints of dark chocolate and grapes, mixed with hints of soy sauce and briney notes. Sweeter and slightly more balanced with a drop of water.

    Finish: fairly long, peppery, with a sour edge and ilngering dark chocolate.

    A whisky that is not entirely convincing, with a firm roasted fingerprint and an obvious winey side. Toning down the heat makes it a lot more enjoyable, but the price is too high in my opinion.

  2. milkbonez scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Time and water suggested. Would almost say it NEEDS water! First couple sips were not good, neck pour as well. I was ready to give this an 82 or something, but the more I've sat with it now the better each sip gets.

    Definitely not worth the price, to be fair. Only for Bunna die hards, I would say.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Open for about a week now, not a fan of most whisky neck pours. This has become much nicer. Nose is caramel, sweet cigar or more like tobacco leaf, damp forest berries, blueberry and redberry jam smashed together, quality chocolate, a little salt to round it out. Nuts are present as well. Overrall, sweet yet earthen.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Cinnamon and other spices, along with red fruit that becomes quite tangy in the middle. Almost like cranberry sauce, definitely less tart though. There is a lot of intensity coming from all the wine casks used, water is definitely suggested. More salty on the palate than the nose for sure, it kind of prevents it from being pulled in all sorts of directions. Darker chocolate as well, almost like the first time you ever had high percentage cacao for the first time....after the first few sips it settles down, but it still is very present. Toasted nuts with cinnamon, but no sugar. This is a bit more bitter I find than one might expect given the casks used. Almost like a mole sauce, or like a balsamic vinaigrette. More like the vinaigrette, but minus the real vinegar (not offputting). After a few sips now and with some time it's settle down. Def not one to just take a sip or two and then pass judgement.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and tannic. The dark cacao note just lingers, later becomes very earthy and "dirty". Think Edradour...if i had this blind I would probably take it for that given this! Still salt, but less here than anywhere else. 5 minutes later it's still going, the finish here is quite impressive if you enjoy longer ones.

  3. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The finish was best of this dram, I think an hour after the last zip I can still taste it. For a 10 year old well done. I see the prices asked for this bottle on the right of the screen. No sorry, I will not pay that much for this whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Comet67 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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