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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
41530
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
10.07.2006
Bottled
06.02.2013
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S060710004
Number of bottles
544
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085208630
Added on
21 Apr 2013 4:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147.49

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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like those exaggerated kavalan things. You do not need two of that. But one always in the closet should probably move in slowly ...
    • Nose
      Extremely much sherry, wet oak, strong red fruits, cooked cherries, strawberry jam with dark chocolate, a bit of workshop and engine room,
    • Taste
      Amazingly gentle onset, but full of red fruit, thickened cherry juice, then comes the pressure, also a lot of oak and tobacco notes, the heat comes, neat oak and also slight dryness
    • Finish
      Red fruit oak and light dryness, creamy chocolate, long finish

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like Kavalan. Nice experience.
    • Nose
      He needs a lot of time - is already there for 20 minutes, before I am approaching. Sherry concentrate, paired with old oak, so the first impressions.
    • Taste
      Since it drives me immediately the saliva in the mouth. Very fruity, pleasant start. With time a little spicier. Herb, dry, grapes, ... He can handle a bit of water, but he does not want to dilute H.spekter's sample.
    • Finish
      Long and fruity. Glorious.

  4. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The glass was allowed to breathe for a good 45-60 minutes in the air and yet the whisky needed a felt eternity to develop. These typical cavalcotes literally give me a headache but it's worth waiting for them to fly away. Behind it is a sherry bomb at its best. The first Kavalan that I really like. Class!
    • Nose
      The Kavalan has a great really dark color.
      First comes a typical Kavalan but difficult to describe note to the nose, a blend of tropical fruits, jasmine flowers, perfume and wood stain, this intense fruit notes, less old Sherry fruits as more fresh, juicy, sparkling berries, coconut milk, creamy caramel, cane sugar, ...
      Finally, the sherry comes through the Brennereicharakter! Intense sweet and fruity with redcurrants, plum compote, blackberries, blueberries. In the second nose again an incredible amount of "fresh" sherry.
    • Taste
      very fruity and surprisingly mild, loads of sherry, chocolate, raisins, caramel, plums, blackberries, this typical Kavalan mixture, sweet and creamy full, oak, leather, subtle tobacco
    • Finish
      Sweet with milk chocolate, cane sugar, caramel, plums, sultanas, a lot of sherry, pleasantly long, Turkish honey, dates, a really intense, voluminous, sherrybombiger finish, finally comes to the oak

  5. Thibaut did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Odor:
    Sherry bomb! Red grapes, red berries, lots of fruit, reminds me of Liefmans beer. There is also a glue air. Could indicate a Soloist. In the distance some wood. Maybe there should be some water. With water (6ml): Remains fairly the same but the wood is indeed more forward, something that benefits the scent.

    Taste:
    Yes, a Soloist. Warm, full sherry tones, some wood, a bit of a drop, but especially a lot of overripe and super-sweet red fruit. With water: Much sweeter and more nuanced. The glue is also off. A slight acid also comes forward.

    Body:
    Full and greasy

    Finish:
    Lang: A lot of red fruit, the wood is more visible here and there is also an air acid to be detected. With water: Little changed at the finish.

    Comments:
    This can hardly be anything other than a soloist. I thought about a PX BenRiach vintage (a bit old), but that glue smell that must be a Soloist. Topper this and a great valve 90 points.

    Blind tasting sample provided by Bram84
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A little too much wood, but a nice fruity behind, more than in the Yamazaki sherry cask 2012 for example. Very good surprise.
    • Nose
      initially closed, wood, varnish, dark chocolate. Opens gently, prunes, candied oranges, then with water it is even more fruity. Very interesting but you have to go behind the wood.
    • Taste
      wood, varnish, lots of cooked fruits (plums, black cherries), dark chocolate, alcohol very well integrated, rather dry, texture a little thick, very easy to drink, but quite complex too.
    • Finish
      good length, varnished wood (a little too much), prune, figs.

  10. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly good, I did not expect this
    • Nose
      Reminds a bit of a Karuizawa sherry cask. Heavy tones of dark fruit from the sherry. Dates, Figs, really matured very close to dried plums and raisins. All with a rather clear nose of burnt rubber in the background
    • Taste
      Wine comes thru with a sweet massive taste of dried dark fruits
    • Finish
      Long finish with dark fruits surrounded by a mild peppery ending that stays on your lips for a long time.

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