- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Finish Series
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Château d'Yquem Sauternes Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- L 15 12 08 3 10:43 BB
- Added on
- 30 Jul 2008 7:35 pm
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old Sauternes
46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 points
- The BenRiach 16 Sauternes is a bit less sharp on the nose and on the palate compared to the 15y old.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
Vanilla, sautern wine cask wood, apricot, honey, yellow fruits.
Fruits, apricot, toffee, pepper, dried red fruits, honey.
Medium. Grapes, citrus, unripe apricots, dried red fruits. Getting dry.
- The Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or is mediocre, the Arran Sauternes finish too, the Glendronach Sauternes finish is a disaster, among the Sauternes-finished Malts for me this Benriach is by far the front runner.
Sweet vanilla, caramel first. Then dark fruits appear (err, no sherry ?!) like raisins. Then head for juicy peaches, apple compote, or apple cake from the oven with a touch of marzipan.
After opening you get as expected the sweet notes of the Sauternes barrel and bam! Flowers, white wine, overripe white / yellow fruit (Botrytis!). Slight alcoholic pungency, otherwise delivers the sweetness of the wine barrel.
Not too sweet start, peppery oak, a lot of vanilla, honey, crass melon notes and again a hint of raisins and toffee.
Mittellamg until long with caramel, toffee.
- Overall, a nice try to spend more time, won a lot from the second and third sip, Sauternes but just does not fit so Benriach I think
Interesting, very own fruitiness, apple, peach, white grapes, hints of pineapple, sweet & fine maltiness, light stinging of the alcohol with a metallic note (as I have it with almost every white wine finish), honey, florality, vanilla, rosemary
Raisins, light grapes, malt, pepper, honey, ginger, apricot, vanilla, apple and plum on the second sip, but raisins continue to dominate for me
Medium length, plum, oak, malt
- Turned out beautiful