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Cardhu 15-year-old

Overall rating
79.30/100
votes
90

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202 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

15 Notes

vb_bembel
Expert Senior vb_bembel Review note
12 Jan 2018 11:21 am
vb_bembel gave this whisky 81 points

Much better as expected!
Nice honey-flavours too.

Weighted Rate
81.4
Nose
80
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
83
Presentation
85
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BehindSpace
Expert Senior BehindSpace Review note
06 Jan 2018 10:16 pm
BehindSpace gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
75.3
Nose
77
Initial taste
73
Body
72
Finish
72
Price
85
Presentation
80
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Review note
25 Feb 2017 2:07 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
78.5
Nose
80
Initial taste
76
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
78
Presentation
81
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Tasting note
25 Feb 2017 1:39 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Typical Speyside nose.

Fruity on apples and some citrus, vanilla oak, chocolate and malt.
Taste

Quite rich, sweet and malty, caramel and a little oaky bitterness.

Finish

Medium lenght on bittersweet notes.

Comments

Tasted blind, then later compared with the 12yo.

The two have a very similar profile, but the 15 are surpricingly much richer and fuller for just 3 more years of maturation.
Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
06 Oct 2016 10:57 pm
Cast Olila gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.5
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
85
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GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
01 Oct 2016 12:07 am
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
85
Presentation
89
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jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
25 Sep 2016 8:51 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 82 points

I find myself at the Cardhu distillery having only had one Cardhu before WB. Let’s make up for that and try six [starting with the NAS WB]


So, this [we are told] is from 'rejuvenated' casks - in other words, re char-de char. It's a way of getting even more from those casks.


N: Thick malt, thick honey and nice spices with touches of sour cream.

T: Sits neatly between the 'Amber Rock' WB and the 18yo WB [to follow], and the most balanced. The strength however lets it down with a flat development as a result.

F: Light finish, the same as the Amber Rock in profile.

C: Most balanced of the Cardhu set but a little lifeless -  I guess there's a compromise here between age and vibrancy. Time for that 18yo WB.



Scores a C

dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Review note
21 Sep 2016 11:48 am
dRambo gave this whisky 85 points

Nase: recht kräftige Eichennote mit leichter Säure, etwas dreckiger  interessanter noch nicht unangenehmer Schwefel, Honig 

Geschmack: cremig geschmeidig sanft prickelnd, elegante süße Holzaromen mit Vanille und Honig, im Hintergrund Sherrywürze mit Anklängen roter Früchte, die Süße und die Holzaromen(frisches Sägemehl mit etwas Harz) bilden ein Wechselspiel am Gaumen und machen den Malt interessant, im Mund ist vom Schwefel nichts mehr zu spüren, der Tropfen ist sehr süffig
Fazit: Farbe, nur 40% und kühlgefiltert - laut Papier langweilig, aber meine Flasche war sehr schnell leer - besser als seine technischen Daten 
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
100
My Collection
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
06 Sep 2016 12:43 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 77 points

Au nez, de la vanille et du citron confit.
En bouche,des fruits plus jaunes,mais vagues genre pêches,le caramel bien beurré,ça pique un peu ,et le palais est un peu anesthésié.
Finale courte sur l'amande et le malt.
Un WHISKY digne d'un bon blend,où l'on ne peut s'étendre ,se poser,mais surement l'un des whiskies entrée de gamme de beaucoup d'entre nous ,rien que pour sa douceur!

My Collection
Blo
Expert Senior Blo Tasting note
15 Apr 2015 7:17 am
Blo gave this whisky 76 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Green apples, citrus and malty notes. Light and a bit shy despite a present alcohol. Not very interesting nose.

Taste

Malt, caramel and vanilla. Hints of fruity notes of the nose in the background. Bitter aftertaste. Lacks body, it s a bit dry but not the good way.

Finish

Bitter and oaky, medium long.

Comments

Not bad, but diseapointing regarding to it s age and it s price. It loses points due to it s alcoholic feeling, the bitter aftertaste and the oaky finish.

Bottles are meant to be opened and tasted, not stared in a shelve !

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