Springbank 1996 Marsala Finish

Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
168
Whiskybase ID
WB329
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
10.1996
Bottled
08.2006
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
7 y bourbon, 2 y fresh marsala casks
Number of bottles
7740
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
610854387006
Added on
21 aug 2007 7:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 468.52

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996 Marsala Finish

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.14 points.

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    wood influence is fortunately quite restrained, mostly felt in the rather dry finish and nuttiness in the nose. overall still a solid springbank. 6/10

  2. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Engine grease, wet plaster, earthy vegetal note - like parsnip. Underneath there is a sweet hint of maple and molasses.
    comes in hot, lots of spices, petroleum, wood spice.
    the finish is bitter chocolate, cigar leaves, wood spices hints of orange ginger.
    Overall, not even close to some of the regular 12cs I've had. I wouldn't say no to glass, but I would I really seek out another either.

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Excellent wine finish, lightly constrained and stingy in the fragrance, but completely rehabilitates itself in taste / finish - dense, sweet, enchantingly diverse in its components, the strength is not felt at all, pity, balance - everything is included.
    • Nose
      Raw, restrained, dried fruit, barnyard, wool, window putty, lemonade, light mineral tones, grapes, a little raisins, wet dressed leather, cardboard, lime, earthy peaty notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet wine with hot red pepper, raisins, lemonade, kumquats, caramel and creamy sweetness, very dense and rich.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, wine-raisin with light ginger burning, confectionery tones - jam cakes, shortcake with sugar icing, a bit of spicy oak with light sourness in the background, at the end clearly show watery peaty notes.

  5. gerardsmike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. vredensever scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma rich: a lot of sweet fruits, raisins, berries (rather dried), the second wave of wood and varnish, resin and leather, a soft hint of iodine and peat. A couple of drops of water adds wood, lacquer and minerality. The taste is sharp, dense, spicy: pepper and lemon, grapes, sweet ripe fruit, lots of wood, light bitterness, smoke background. With a drop of water is even sweeter and richer. Aftertaste : astringent oak, hot pepper, sweet fruit marmalade, dried fruits, lightest notes of peat and iodine. Conclusion . Whisky is very attractive. Stuffed, piteous, not boring. In my opinion, both the barrel is good, and Springbank's forcing. Well, the fortress is on top! Rating: 88 (n22t22f22b22).

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not mine, not at all, even for 58% crass hard and burning, nutty-dusty, ne thanks
    • Nose
      Nutty, dry, then very dull, dusty, oak with walnut, earth, tart peach, leather
    • Taste
      Very strong, whole mouth numb, nutty-sweet and dry, earthy, dam aner also apricot in honey, spice, nut again, vanilla and cinnamon slightly at the back, but everything just clearly too burning / unbalanced
    • Finish
      Medium long, strong, dry, pepper, oaky-nutty

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Landryn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. Peter87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a good, the Springbank character is quite clear, the finish is doing his (typical Marsala walnut), interesting, intense
    • Nose
      on the one hand nutty-spicy-sweet, but then comes a dusty-dry-bitter note over - walnut, spicy hay, old, dry marjoram, old furniture, earthy-leathery
    • Taste
      nutty-sweet (fat nougat, some marzipan?) and spicy, slightly bitter (walnut, herbs) and a little bit of gentleman's room
      ... later comes through orange and apricot jam, also some cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, walnut, pepper

  15. murphyr12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Springbank Marsala 9yo "Wood Expressions" 1996-2006, 58% 7 years Bourbon barrel, 2 years in the Marsala Pass Prologue: Marsalareifungen or finishes there are a few on the market. Lately, especially the bottling of Glendronach was heavily hyped. Since there were only a little over 2,000 bottles and thus only a few were available in the various shops, the selling price of the bottling rose in part sch (m) ornate. A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to taste the whisky. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed because I had promised more of it, precisely because there were many positive opinions. But it was similar to the Glendronach Mosacatel: strongly hypersized and little substance. Unfortunately, the influence of the wine was barely noticeable. Glendronach should stay with me in the Sherryreifungen, because they are unbeatable. Since I still have one or the other Marsala (Nach) maturation in the sample cabinet and coincidentally, the Springbank came just recently, I would like to start exactly with this today. More "Marsala Notes" will follow in the future. Color: amber Nose It smells like summer, a butterfly lands on the edge of my Nosingglases. The sun is shining. There are aromas of apples, peaches and warm wood in the air. I take my glass and go through the garden. In the grass here and there are a few fermented plums, on which bees now feed. It smells very sweet and at the same time slightly alcoholic. The 58% can not hide. Behind it, well hidden I take some tobacco. If you give it some time, the alcohol evaporates and the bourbon barrel has the possibility to add vanilla notes, orange marmalade and fresh ginger. And now comes what I love about Springbank. The distillery character. He brings a gossamer smoke, which also shows up after a while. He is like a dream to which one tries to remember convulsively and yet retains only fragments. In addition similar light maritime influences. Brilliant. On the tongue Very fruity and vinous start. Again the orange marmalade. The alcohol comes to it and brings the mouth briefly to tingle. Honey sweet, marzipan and pepper. Great combination. For his young years, he brings a lot on the barrel. Dark chocolate, sherry and then on the finish again a bit bitter with walnuts. He stays in the mouth for a long time, but does not dry it out. Conclusion: At 58% there is room for some water. This opens the nose and brings yellow fruits and floral notes forward. The Campbelltown character is equally present, he framed the malt very well. On the tongue, he is not so stormy now, has repelled his horns. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy the malt for a longer time. Here, the PLV fits in my opinion, I like to spend € 70 for a Springbank with Marsala finish. Thanks for the sample, Dominique!

  16. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A successful finish like find.
    • Nose
      Very complex nose with earthy notes like cereals and dry grass. Nuts are also found in the background. I also like sweet strawberries and apricot jam. Is a very vinous flavor, what sherry will definitely be Marsala. Maybe a light smoke, but the longer you smell, the less you notice. A touch of vanilla comes through, but the wine barrel quickly gets the upper hand again.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and nutty taste with spices like pepper or ginger. After a while, add light oak tannins and the apricot jam. No smoke and I find no salt as it is the rule in almost all Springbank. I have to correct myself, salt is still present :-) A soft to grainy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Medium long with orange peel and pepper. A little warm, he says goodbye.

  17. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Malt Hans scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Spicy and fruity aroma, orange zest, cloves,

    lime, ginger, fir branches, peat smoke, dry hay, heather honey,

    Marzipan sweet taste, ripe banana, white pepper, mint, cardamom,

    walnuts, apple jam, malt and vanilla. Medium long, fruity and malty end.

  19. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. hsmithjr scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    This is one wood finish that did not work well with the Springbank spirit.
    • Nose
      Sweet.  Dry hay and grasses.  Old dirty wood floors.  Dried apricots.  Raspberry jam.  Hints of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet and full.  More apricot.  Bosc pears.  Fruit salad.  Aged oak.
    • Finish
      Long and citric.  Orange soda.  Oak in the background.

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