Kornog Taouarc'h Eilvet 09

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon & Sauternes Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2011 11:28 pm

Average value

€ 76,86

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Whisky Reviews for Kornog Taouarc'h Eilvet 09

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.25 points

  1. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apricots and cream cheese, nutmeg. Apples. Smells heavy (or â€
    • Taste
      Chewy. Chickpeas, curry spices, earthy.
    • Finish
      Strong on the nutmeg, with a peaty aftertaste.

  2. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Not as fresh as the previous release. The citrus is almost gone and replaced by hints of very ripe (rotten?) fruits. After a few moments this fades out and the whole evolves back to the profile of the previous version. Light smoke. Less bubblegummy but also less of the marvellous vanilla cake of its older brother. More grassy, slightly more maritime and bigger medicinal notes. Overall less complex and a tad less appealing.
    • Taste
      Basically the same remarks. The fruitiness is not as fresh and the lower strength seems to take away some of the complexity as well. First a creamy wave of peat, then sweeter notes (pears, peaches), then back to fat peat and hints of tar. Nice coffee in the end.
    • Finish
      Medium length with hints of moccha and spices.

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    If anyone likes Old Ballantruan, Caol Ila mentioned by Chieftain's or even Tomintoul Peaty Tang, he's in a good address, every one of them has something. Because of whisky youth, a very promising distillery. Do not underestimate France, these Brittany guys have a very good idea.
    • Nose
      The scent reminds me of Caol Ilu's 13th Manzanilla finish from Chieftain's. Very nice sweet peat fragrance, which goes up to the punch cake, deep breathing and searching for iodine touch, but the main feature is really sweet smoke. Great performance for only three year old whisky!
    • Taste
      The taste is still thinner yet, but it corresponds well with the scent, I would say that, unlike her, it still needs some time. Otherwise slightly pungent and sweetish, with slowing down.

  4. MacMenM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    lovely young French whisky, promises
    • Nose
      pears ans bananas, some pineapple, peat at the back, quite nice and soft
    • Taste
      creamy, oily, sweet too, much more fruits as apricots, fine peat
    • Finish
      long, lots of spices, some kerry..

  5. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Not bad....not great. Needs more wood exposure. Check back in 5 to 7 years. Very promising, though.


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