BenRiach 16-year-old Sauternes

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

Average value

€ 299.00

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302 × member ratings

634 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old Sauternes

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. Spits scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Donpistoni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  3. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    soft and fruity
    • Nose
      80 80
      vanilla fruity sweet
    • Taste
      81 81
      creamy and a nice sweet taste, soft in the beginning
    • Finish
      78 78
      powerful with a spicy touch

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sautern wine cask wood, apricot, honey, yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Fruits, apricot, toffee, pepper, dried red fruits, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium. Grapes, citrus, unripe apricots, dried red fruits. Getting dry.

  7. Mannheimer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Not too sweet start, peppery oak, a lot of vanilla, honey, crass melon notes and again a hint of raisins and toffee.
    • Finish
      Mittellamg until long with caramel, toffee.

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      Raisins, light grapes, malt, pepper, honey, ginger, apricot, vanilla, apple and plum on the second sip, but raisins continue to dominate for me
    • Finish
      Medium length, plum, oak, malt

  9. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Peated-Boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Turned out beautiful
    • Nose
      Very fine
    • Taste
      Bright grapes
    • Finish


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