- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 11yr BBrl+4yr Fresh NZ Pinot Noir Barriques
- Number of bottles
- 51.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Pinot Noir Cask Matured
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 30 jan 2022 11:37 pm by Dris
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Whisky Reviews for Longrow 15-year-old
32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points
- Would have liked to try it but can't find it at any retailer at normal starting price, I suspect these greedy retailers keep their allocated bottles and sell it on the secondary market at astronomical prices, depriving avid Springbank/Longrow drinkers who are not millionaires of this great stuff to enjoy. A shame!
- Considering the heights of last year's 10-year-old refill Malbec, the new Longrow Red 15 Years Pinot Noir Cask is slightly disappointing.
More gentle than you might expect, the earthy peat smoke plays a supporting role and is chaperoned by tobacco, damp leaves and bung cloth. There's some breakfast tea, as well as a sliver of smoked paprika powder and a few redcurrants and strawberry jam. We're off to a good start.
An oily, almost sticky mouthfeel followed by earthy peat. It's winey for sure, much more than the nose suggests. There are jammy red fruits – mostly strawberry and a bit candy-esque. A tinge of struck matches, some ashy smoke and a faint salinity. Subtle spices too.
Sticky, winey and sweet smoke. Long.
- So I saved this whisky for a Sunday morning, just to give it the due credit (why?) on my taste buds for a breakfast, and then something like that. To describe the nose as dignified would not do it justice, because it is simply boring. For me an almost frightening experience with a Longrow, especially with an edition of the Red series, whose editions I have always found very successful in recent years.
Since the finish also leaves a lot to be desired, the good (only good, one should actually say) taste cannot have a significantly positive influence on the overall result.
(To verify my taste buds, I poured myself another dram of the Longrow 11 2007/2019 Port Cask 57.8% (CA) shortly after this experience and can state to my reassurance that it is not my fault, because the Cadenhead's Longrow is his Still worth 90 points I gave him.)
Oh, what's that? Hardly any smoke, only very subtle sweetness that doesn't even tend towards red fruits - Longrow? Really now? Time in the glass doesn't help here either, because even after a while there is hardly anything except some leather and tobacco notes and a bit of blueberries.
Here we have more of a Longrow Red, as we were used to: greasy smoke, red currants, blackberries, raspberries, seasoned with chervil and tarragon, plus leather and dried tobacco leaves, dry oak planks and later juicy sultanas and dried apricots.
In the finish, which can just about be described as medium-long, dry and with tart, almost bitter herbs and spices. There is no longer a trace of the fruit, instead there is an emerging menthol note and a lot of dry wood.
- Great whisky but ridiculous aftermarket prices make it almost impossible to get. Well made whisky, everything is well integrated and handmade whisky
- 8/10 - Great. Good buy for the RRP. - Wonderful dram.
- Very dark color. Very oily.
Minerality. Sulfur. All lined with red and dark berries. Blueberries. Smoke. Vanilla, caramel. Spices.
Smoke. Minerality. Ash. Red and black berries. Salt.
Red and black berries. Spices. Minerality. Salt. Sea breeze. Long finish. Smoke and ash.
- 88.5 points
- Leather, red fruits, toffee, smoked bacon, pepper, not very interesting but better than I expected, pretty much ok
- Nose: Pete, malty, wine, but I don't feel much red wine. I put it in a kopita and there is a kick. slightly difficult. The fit is modest. He's the main character, but he doesn't come together much.
Palette: Light body. Acidity, malty, etc. Because it is a Pinot wine, the sweetness is very weak.
Finish: Medium to short finish with a hint of wine and malty.
Overall Review: It's easy to eat and the feet are crunchy. The wine character's feeling is not strong, but I think people will like this one.
I remember that Msrp was around 100 euros, but by that standard, I was just drunk.
The problem is that I paid more than 50 in total to get it, but the problem is that I have nothing to say about what kind of alcohol you can buy for less than 50 for this kind of money.
The only complaint is the short finish.
It smells better because I like wine, the more I smell it. It's difficult because there is a kick.
+ and the water makes it so sweet ;; this is it It is neither sugar nor oligosaccharide, and the pleasant sweetness that passes through the throat and disappears at the same time, and the finish is long.
smile is built
Some smoke, greasy, sweetish, chocolate
Sweet, red fruit, maritime, smoky, creamy, some pepper
Medium length, smoky, light wood spice
- well balanced.
Sour notes outweigh the red fruits, so unfortunately rather unbalanced
- The sulphury notes are quite bad
Lot of red fruits, cloves, berries, red currant, vanilla, tobacco, hints of oak wood, sultanas, toffee, whiffs of leather and smoke, spices, pepper - not bad
Oily, creamy, nutty, subtle sweetness, more red fruits, some dried fruits, oak wood, leathery notes, quite some sulphur
Mediumlpomg, warm, spicy, more sulphur
- Certainly full of personality, but especially in the late mouth and finish a touch of dirty grandpa. Don't regret the dram but certainly wouldn't need a bottle of this one - which btw is pretty low on peat for a Longrow. Not even a bottle for, say, 80 EUR, except maybe for swapping. You get my gist... to each their own. :-)
- S 7
It's like eating a smoked ham appetiser. Very intriguing, but not like "drinking whisky", if that makes any sense at all.
[78-82] Good buy when I've extra money to spend, most whisky stays within this band.
- Seaside peat smoke
- Summer fruit is hidden behind the smoke
- Some old leather
- With water, a touch more citrusy came through
- Very fruity, almost like confectionery sweetness
- Moderately peated
- Smoked streaky bacon
- Chew it long enough, and the red fruit will return after the peat faded
- Long finish
- Smoked meat lingering
- Not good at all, don't by this ????