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Balvenie 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
PortWood
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 15:42
Barcode
5010327604008
Added on
30 Sep 2012 11:40 am

Average value

€ 199.95

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 230.00

Buy in Market

4 × in wishlist

Member rates

Level Username Rating
Member Senior Krukron
91
Newbie PoCor
88
Expert Senior Oogadal
87
Newbie johnnybg
87
Expert Senior Hans-Ludwig
87
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer
85
Expert Senior Filip De Vos
85
Expert Junior Skiddilly
85
Expert Senior Wildsau
85
Expert Junior PeterCr
85
Member Senior DocMelin
81

47 × in collection

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1
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1
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1
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1
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
22
Finish
25
Balance
20

Tastingtags

2 Notes

Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
02 Mar 2017 9:24 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
85
PeterCr
Expert Junior PeterCr Tasting note
06 Jul 2016 8:35 pm
PeterCr gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Burnished
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.

Comments

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.

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