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Balvenie 21-year-old

Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
PortWood
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Old Label
Barcode
5010327604008
Added on
10 Apr 2020 7:30 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 514.15

23 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

318 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 21-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rich body.
    • Nose
      Perfumy, fruity. Passion fruit. Raisiny. Nutty dryness. Marzipan.
    • Taste
      Very complex. Toffee,creamy, winey, aniseed.
    • Finish
      Long, cedar and dry.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, sweet spices, fruits (orange-apricot), then wood, a chocolate side!
    On the palate, it's rather simple, quite bland considering the years spent in cask, with wood, and a sensation of butter.
    In the final, here too disappointment with very (too) few aromas, too little relief, pastry sensation fleeting.

    A dram that disappointed me, little depth and reduced final (stale sample?)

  4. McAroni scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    A bit disappointing for a whisky in this price segment. It's an elegant whisky but lacks a bit depth for me. The port finish is not my cup of tea, makes it a bit sickly.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Superted scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Superted scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    one of mine all time favorits
    • Nose
      peperig, rood fruit dik
    • Taste
      port, citrus fruit

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. I_SPEY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Color: deep, reddish glow
    Smell: rich, fruity with a hint of port and very spicy!
    Taste: exceptional port, very rich!

    Beautiful whisky!!!

    Bearing: 21 years aged in traditional barrels, then 30-year-old Port barrels for a period of 4 to 6 months.

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