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Balvenie 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.21/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
PortWood
Bottled
29.11.2007
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
age statement (21) printed above PortWood
Bottle code
L34R 4824 2911
Barcode
5010327604008
Added on
30 Sep 2012 11:39 am

Average value

€ 199.95

5 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 21-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Interesting dram with good balanced and very subtle flavours (maybe a bit too light?). Nothing is overpowering except the tannines maybe a bit. Port cask is recognizable and has different effect then sherry casks.

    Still a bit pricy in my view.

    Score 84-86pts.
    • Nose
      Medium impact nose, banana, some dried fruits, sweet syrupy (wax, honey), spices (cinnamon, pepper). Clearly some woody notes.
    • Taste
      Smooth texture but a bit lighter then expected of a 21yo, sweetness (caramel, honey, raisins, dades) followed by some spicy notes. Very subtle flavours but nice balance in sweet, spice and tannines (maybe a bit too much).
    • Finish
      Long finish but again with subtle flavours. Ending quite dry (tannic) and spicy.

  2. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

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