- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Port Cask Matured
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- Port Cask Matured
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 15 Apr 2013 5:04 pm
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31 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 2003
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points
- After this dram I realized: Port & Laddie -> that's it! Since everything fits so well together, that can only beat a D'Yquem finish :-) For this age and the price just unbeatable good.
- Very harmonious and round, the typical Brennereicharakter Bruichladdich remains in addition to the fruity port wine very well preserved. A bit too bitter in the finish and not really complex at the age of seven.
Blackberries, dark grapes, dried apricots and red apples. All generously covered with milk chocolate. In addition a good pinch of salt and sea, followed by some Christmas spices. The alcohol is, despite only 46% ABV, relatively clearly noticeable.
Lots of chocolate, dark fruits, cinnamon stars and clear oak cargo with some bitter notes. The Brennereicharakter with shortbread and some herbals herbal notes is still clearly present and well integrated.
Unfortunately you notice something in the finish something the youth, it is slightly bitter at the beginning. When it has subsided it becomes sweet and creamy with caramel sweets, cranberries and prunes.
- Bruichladdich 2003 "Port Cask", 7 years, original bottling, 46% alc.
Aging: Whole maturation in port wine barrel
Region: Islay, Scotland
Nose: He does not know where he wants to go. Besides the (immediately fruity) onset spice aromas and ... mineral notes. Blackberries, port, sea salt, sandy beach, cinnamon and cloves. Again and again one of the lines tries to get through, they alternate, but they stay harmoniously next to each other.
Palate: Similar to the nose, but less complex. Very round. Red fruits, slight bittern notes from the oak, some cinnamon and a hint of cocoa. Dry than the nose would suggest.
Finish: Medium to long, much sweeter than on the palate. Creamy, stimulates salivation. In the finish, the profile of the nose and palate is reflected very well again, towards the end, the oak remains spicy / peppery with cinnamon in memory.
Conclusion: Harmonious and round, in my opinion a successful Laddie.
84/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 70,00 €) published on: www.facebook.de/notesofmalt
- For 7 years a great cracker. Grade 2+
Some alcohol and dark fruits. Chocolate a hint of nut.
Oily, sweet. Something port. Saline, stronger onset, the mouth is well occupied.
Nice long and sweet.
- not bad but not too special
a pretty much any whisky
a bit too chocolatey and dry
1. nose, 2. mouth, 3. memory
sweet malt sweets, peat, caramel sweets, sweet danishes, even herbal sweets ..
sweet malt sweets, herbs, chocolate powder, yellow fruits,
medium, a bit bitter
- Starting with a very promising nose, but kinda disappointing taste and finish. Too alcoholic and too young for me.
Pungent alcohol at first, followed by quite some port aromas. Also nice coastal impressions like salt and herbs. Quite spicy european oak. Appears very mature after all. Promising nose.
Typical Bruichladdich taste. A litte bit of everything, but nothing outstanding. Some sweetness, some (bitter) oak. Surprsingly little fruit. Not that complex. Kinda boring to be honest.
Medium-long finish, pretty bitter. Can´t hide its youth now.