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Kavalan 2008

Overall rating
90.64/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB193650
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Vintage
24.12.2008
Bottled
11.09.2021
Calculated age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S081224007
Number of bottles
380
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Conquête
Barcode
4710085240555
Bottled for
LMDW
Market
fr France
Added on
17 oct 2021 11:43 pm by Gldflo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 183.70

19 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan 2008

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.64 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent kavalan, reminiscent of an old Scottish sherry.
    • Nose
      We start directly on the big precious wood.
      Molasses, fatty leather, caramel, light cocoa powder.
      Fresh raspberry.
      Shiso leaf.
    • Taste
      On the palate, we start with precious wood directly, with a good dose of varnish.
      Rancio, red fruit vinegar.
      Pepper, greasy leather.
      Cinnamon, balsamic.
      Light fresh mint.
    • Finish
      Long finish on fresh fruit (strawberry, raspberry), noble wood, tannins, molasses, well-made caramel.

  2. SimonOHA scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Less complex than I expected, very intense on the wood despite prolonged opening (the water lightens the wood but dries it all out). Exuberant in all its aromas. Well made, but too much wood for my taste.
    • Nose
      Intense, powerful and concentrated nose on wood (oak and pine), espresso, prune liqueur and raisins. The opening barely softened it. Lots of caramelized nuts. Acid hint of balsamic vinegar.
    • Taste
      Mouth very concentrated on a syrup of wood with a real acidity of balsamic vinegar. Very rich and concentrated espresso. Well-marked spices with a lot of pepper, cinnamon and also a ginger side that stings on the finish. Walnut and prune juice.
    • Finish
      Final as intense as the rest, very long on fresher, minty notes. Balsamic caramel. Very light force pencil lead.

  3. 13th Floor Elevator scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    On the nose, lots of nuts and coffee, but also raspberry vinegar and blackberry jam. Maybe a little menthol? Quite complex I find. A little gunpowder that disappears with the opening.
    On the palate, the woodiness is more marked with some tannins. But it remains rather greedy and finally quite fresh, far from the nag side of certain Kavalan.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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