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Bunnahabhain 12-year-old

Overall rating 719 votes 84.07

111 × in wishlist

Member rates

1615 × 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

137 Notes

dRambo
Expert Senior dRambo Review note
25 Mar 2017 11:29 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 89 points

Nase: dunkler alter Sherry, Balsamico, Wachs, zarte Holznoten, später Brombeeren, schwarze Johannisbeeren


Geschmack: Gaumenkino - startet sanft, mild, ölig, glatt und süß, dann breitet sich fruchtige Säure mit sehr intensivem leicht alkoholischem Kirscharoma und Schokoladennoten (Mon Cherie?) aus, gefolgt von Milchschokolade mit Pfefferminz, läßt man Luft an den Gaumen steigen Lebkuchengewürz und Zimt auf, so intensiv hatte ich das noch bei keinem Malt, Holz, Sägespäne, Kaffee, Schokolade und eine schöne Süße bilden einen mittleren bis langen Abgang

Fazit: wow 12Jahre? echt? da halten andere mit 18 Jahren nicht mit. Aromen, Reife, Alkoholstärke - bei diesem Malt wurde einfach alles richtig gemacht, ein Hammer Stoff für seinen Preis - gar nicht weit vom Allardice entfernt
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
95
Presentation
90
My Collection
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
05 Oct 2016 10:13 pm
Color
Amontillad
Nose

süß, malzig, Honig, cremig, Nuss-Nougat-Creme... mit Schwenken und tiefem Einsaugen kommt eine leicht mineralische Note, etwas Erde, Heu, aber die Süße überwiegt und ist sehr angenehm

Taste

wieder süß, malzig, Nougat... aber nicht so cremig wie die Nase, dazu Eiche (Würze, Leder, leichte Bitterkeit), ja, etwas bissig und schmutzig trifft es wohl, im Boden verrottendes Holz

Finish

lang, bittersüß bis bitter, Walnuss, Eiche, Pfeffer, ein Hauch Lakritz

Comments

Schöne, gerne übersehene/vergessene Standardabfüllung, vollmundig, charaktervoll, nicht weichgespült, mit 40-45€ fair bepreist.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
01 Dec 2017 8:45 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
84
Ra_Di
Expert Junior Ra_Di Review note
12 Nov 2017 6:59 pm
Ra_Di gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
17 Oct 2017 7:25 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 87 points

Another excellent standard expression that is still to be found under 40€ a bottle. I adore its oily mouthfeel and it definitely packs a punch for being just over 46% ABV which is a very pleasant surprise. Great autumn dram too! This 12-year-old will be a permanent resident in my whisky cabinet.

Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
92
Presentation
87
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
23 Jul 2017 1:12 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
84
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
03 Mar 2017 11:49 am
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 85 points

N: There’s an undeniable pong emanating from this and everyones scrunching their faces up at it. I’m sure it will dissipate soon enough, as the bottle just got popped [interestingly, auto-correct changed the word ‘bottle’ to ‘battle’]. In the meantime, disregarding the pond-water sulphur whiffs, theres also some gunpowder and really salty tomato & salt ’n’ vinegar crisps as the main key descriptors thus far. Unfortunately that sulphur pong never does leave and yet it doesn’t quite detract from developments of a chocolaty & fruity nature, with a sweet-vegetal turn.


T: This has a lovely dry mouthfeel that’s akin to chewing on squidgy dried apricots. It’s very woody for a 12yo [assuming this is the case], with some inevitable ‘boing’ and sweet aniseed.


F: Long finish on waxy-acetone, vanilla and dry-oak. The continuing ‘boing’ translates now as a sweet funk with oaked raisins, candy/aniseed sweets and a sherry-bourbon woody-biscuit finish.


C: This is really nice stuff if a little funky with that sulphur ‘boing’ jumping around like Zebedee on a weekend booze cruise. Still, its very good whisky and characteristic - but of which distillery? Revealed! - one of my all-time favourite malts, and yet its been 4 years since i last tried a current version when on a bewildering visit to the distillery. Since then i’ve been enjoying the more slick/stewed, heavier oily/sherried and smokier 12yo’s from the 1990’s - going cheap at auction, though batch consistency is iffy. This 12yo however is rather different in profile to any expression of Bunna 12 i’ve had [and i’ve had a few], and it’s right up there with the better batches. If there’s one thing Bunnahabhain is excellent at it’s inconsistency, but when its good its good,…. 



Scores a B-


Full report HERE.

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
19 Feb 2017 11:39 am
hans1971 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
86
Presentation
85
Hans Bolt
Edward MacKenzie
Member Senior Edward MacKenzie Note
17 Jan 2017 5:21 pm
Edward MacKenzie gave this whisky 88 points

Super Preis- Leistungs Verhältnis!
Für mich DER Standard Malt schlechthin.
Kann uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden!

Riecht dunkel, nach altem Holz und Sherry, maritim, nach See, Wind und Salz.
Sehr lecker.

Dre73
Expert Senior Dre73 Review note
30 Nov 2016 9:13 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 85 points

Heerlijke whisky, vol van geur en smaak, van begin tot einde. Karaktervol en toch zacht. Uitstekende prijs/kwaliteit verhouding.

Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
85

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