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Overall rating
80.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1969
Bottled
1994
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Old Map Label
Bottle code
ID/CED
Added on
20 Jul 2012 7:02 pm

Average value

€ 505,62

2 × in wishlist

3 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Convalmore 1969 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.67 points

  1. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Extremely aromatic and dry. Slightly sherry-toned reflexes, hay, dried flowers, oak, becoming slightly earthy. Then follows a biscuit-like malty and in the background waxy reflexes, jute and metallic as well as nutty aromas.
    • Taste
      Beautiful splits of juicy aromas of mirabelle, light raisins, oranges and dry notes of oak, grass and a dry Floralität. Will always bitter and unfortunately also quite sichig.
    • Finish
      Long. Herb, oak, bitter herbs, cocoa powder; something schnapps bean-like.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Ive had an interesting night on the tasting front. Firstly a bad ’68 Benrinnes and then a so-so  ’76 Cragganmore. This is my first Convalmore and im liking it. Sherried/sweet [rancid] milk with a touch of sulphur, [sherry] sponge, lemon & orange fruity peat, clotted cream, Parmesan & Brie cheese and vanilla/banana yoghurt, After time, classic Speyside characteristics form, revealing a thick, yeasty, peaty, sugary-sweet, citrus maltiness with a dairy, sherried, peatiness to boot.
    T: No doubting its Speyside roots. Heaps of lemon with a good amount of wood maturation to soften and sweeten with sprinkles of fine pepper throughout. Soft, floury malt develops too but its an earthy, chalky bitterness that encroaches. Adding water consolidates everything but it then becomes one-dimensional. Whats impressive is the intensity of flavours despite it being bottled at 40%. The caramel influence is at a minimum with regards to taste, well integrated.
    F: Bitter-lemon chalkiness with some grassy freshness.
    C: I enjoyed the nose. I can’t say i was too excited thereafter although the intensity of flavour was impressive. If bitter-lemon is your thing, you may adore this. Very interesting presentation no less.

    Scores a C

  3. Malt Hans scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, sultanas, lime, peat,

    cinnamon, malt and tealeaves. Marzipan sweet taste, cardamom, anise,

    malt, orange and caramel. Medium long and spicy end.

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