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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #46

Overall rating
85.51/100
votes
209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butts
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LKPG 2177
Barcode
3047100225435
Added on
20 Aug 2013 11:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 142,72

209 × member ratings

407 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour A'bunadh batch #46

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.51 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is wonderful, taste is the Aberlour a true chameleon. Dark fruits, sweetness, pepper, leather, overripe fruits, even the bitter note of wood perfectly match and make the Aberlour a taste experience. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      The first nosing mixes dark fruits with a slightly sprittigen glue or alcohol note. A hint of dark chocolate flows through my nose. After adding some water the Aberlour opens, the dark fruits become more intense. The sprightly nose has become much sweeter. Vanilla and malt mix under the intense fruit. After a few minutes, an aroma of overripe fruit develops, it could be bananas and apples.
    • Taste
      Despite water addition, the first impression is relatively bitter and wooden with a slight hint of fruit. After renewed addition of water, the dark fruits come back. Dark bittersweet chocolate mixes with a pinch of pepper. The fruitiness of the nose is overruled by a bitter oak taste. A change of bitter wood, leather, pepper and sweet fruit dominates.
    • Finish
      The finish also alternates between bitter wood, pepper and sweet fruit. A pleasant aroma of leather slowly turns into a fine espresso note. After a medium-long slightly peppery finish creates a subtle nut flavor.

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very good a'bunadh
    • Nose
      milk chocolate, pouch tobacco
    • Taste
      milky, quite chocolaty
    • Finish
      medium but nice

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Firm body. 
    • Nose
      Rich. Aromas. Sherry notes. Orange and hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Strong taste with dried fruit, chocolate . Candy sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long and strong. Complex. 

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another great Abunad, powerful, deep, bitter-sweet, coffee-milk, not cloying, spicy, still inexpensive, what else is needed? Run, take, drink, enjoy.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - spicy wood, nuts; furniture from a file, a furniture varnish, a cappuccino, cocoa, fried nuts, raisins, baklava, burnt rusks, kvasnoe wort, chocolate cakes, light earth notes, light citrus shades, caramel dream.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, sweet and sour, burning, bitter chocolate with chili pepper, cappuccino, coffee liqueur, bitter young bark, pu er, raisins, prunes, burnt biscuits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, bitter and sweet - coffee with condensed milk, bitter chocolate, raisins, a little orange crusts, overcooked nuts, burnt crackers, boiled condensed milk.

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    EN: Overall, an excellent whisky in my opinion. I've tasted three different batches so far, none has disappointed me. Definitely one of my favorite no-age statement cask-strength malts. DE: All in all, an excellent whisky. The a'bunadh is definitely one of my favorites among NAS in terms of grip. So far, three batches tried, none has disappointed.
    • Nose
      EN: As soon as you open the bottle you'll enjoy the bunch and punch of scents. The nose is an intense mix of dried dates, prunes, raisins, mixed with some red grapes, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. DE: When I open the bottle I am once again overwhelmed by the variety and variety of scents that seduce the nose. There is this slight tickling of the cask strength (60.4%), but not disturbing, but pleasantly appealing. There are dried figs, prunes, of course, raisins and somehow red grape juice. Is there vanilla - yes, definitely - a touch of cinnamon somewhere.
    • Taste
      EN: The palate is a little complex in my opinion, concentrating on sweetness, mainly dried fruit, vanilla and creme brulee. Here is the only area in which the a'bunadh is surpassed by older sherry-centered expressions. DE: Then the feeling in the mouth, it fills every taste bud, flows into every corner of the palate, neither oily nor sprittig, more like it would dissolve immediately and penetrate only as a hint in all corners. However, is there a slight - how shall I say - disappointment? No, that's not it, but maybe helplessness. After the magnificent nose, I can not pin down the flavors really. Here older Sherry representatives are probably a bit more pointed or complex. In the a'bunadh the sweetness is in the foreground, mainly the dried fruit, the vanilla and the caramelized pudding, in addition a very slight bitter almond bitterness. The taste remains great, but perhaps not terrific.
    • Finish
      EN:
      The finish is long and intense, you almost get the impression that the whisky is evaporating before reaching your throat, which is probably due to its cask strength. But any initial sharpness is instantly superseded by a sweet richness and even smoothness that leaves you longing for the next sip. DE:
      The departure but makes up for much again. Even in the throat he seems to change to the gaseous state, hardly a flow is noticeable, rather an inhalation. And the initial sharpness immediately gives way to a richness and gentleness that awakens the longing for another sip.

  6. markkuyper scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. chlinatele scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Hammer whisky. Despite the high Vol. Number. A little diluted, it tastes even better ... Have tried so far three different batch and find all very very good .....
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Butz75 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Gneisenau scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

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