- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice
- Calculated age
- 39 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Map Label
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 16 Nov 2011 7:06 pm
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55 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Caperdonich 1972 GM
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.34 points
- On the nose; Crema di balsamico, honey, ripe blackberries, waffles with powdered sugar, maple syrup, bananas, plums, cherries, vanilla, licorice and oak notes. Taste: Dark dried fruits, especially berries, cooked and glazed apples, nice oily and viscous and concentrated. The barrel is noticeable but pleasant and nicely embedded. Finally espresso, black pepper, cigars and boiled apples. Fading with pleasant wood notes. n93, t92 f91
- A very dark amber color with a gray-green tint. The aroma is dense: perfume, resin, varnish, rosin, soy sauce, balsamic, old cherry jam, old dusty tree, steamed dried fruits, toffee and caramel, sherry. The taste is very sweet, astringent: immediately abundantly sweet sherry, pepper, wood, resin, balsamic tones, dried fruits, old jam, light bitter. Aftertaste of astringent, sherry: a lot of oak, dried fruits, jam, notes of varnish and resin, spices. Conclusion . A fresh sherry barrel in all its glory. Sweet, dense, powerful, spicy, wooden and boring. A monster or not a monster can still be argued, but I like it. Although straightforward. Really all the time in sherry? Rating: 92 (n24t23f23b22).
- This Whisky was sold for 393 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016
- A “sherry heavy” whisky that is “offering what it’s suppose to”. But (unfortunately) I don’t find it that special or interesting. But, if you’re a sherry lover this would be a real treat! And well, it’s still a damn good whisky!
Coca cola (?), dates, leather, candy, burnt matches and a little wet stone. A very closed of nose at first, even with the addition of water. But after a while it becomes more expressive, plums and mild tobacco.
What a little sherry monster... But a nice monster! Dates, raisins, leather, sugar cane, hints of mango and papaya. Bitter orange as well!
Dry, long finish that ends in a sherry crescendo.
- TASTING NOTE by G&M;
Nose: Heavily sherried notes, almond influences - marzipan and Christmas
cake influences - rich fruits.
Palate: Mouth drying, prominent sweetness, fruity influences with a delicate
dark chocolate edge.
Nose: Initial almond note, followed by the heavy Sherry influences, retains
some freshness and fruity influences.
Palate: Sweetness dominates, a hint of spice devlops in the background.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Cask Type(s): First fill Sherry butt.
- Bottlers note (by WEISER):
Without water: Aroma: Heavy, heavy sherry notes, influences of almonds - marzipan and Christmas cake, rich fruit. Palate: Mouth-drying, prominent sweetness, fruity influences with a delicate edge to the dark chocolate. Persistent maltiness. In the body, light to medium.
With water: Nose: Initial almond note, followed by the strong sherry influence, but retains some freshness and fruitiness. Taste: Sweet dominates, a touch of spice develops in the background. In the body fully, in the echo long and round.
- Sweet Caper that packs a punch. Around 170 EUR upon its release, but by
now you will easily pay double that amount. Thanks, Jan!
The nose is an instant classic. Deep sherry with all kinds of dark and
dried fruits. Think raisins, apricots, both blue and yellow plums, to name but
a few. Some pipe tobacco and chocolate, but also warm wild cherries. Barely any
spices besides a pinch of cloves. A mild woodsmoke. Classic, like I said.
On the palate, it shows quite the body and spiciness. The cloves are
upholstered with loads of licquorice and a touch of cinnamon. The fruit remains
dry, prunes in the lead now, but a mildly bitter orange joins in. Hints of
espresso. Sirop de Liège. The oak becomes louder, but never too loud.
The finish is spicy and very very long, but a bit drying in the end.