Springbank 2004 Gaja Barolo

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Bourbon + Fresh Gaja Barolo Finish
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Oct 2013 9:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 220.45

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2004 Gaja Barolo

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.01 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Harmonious combination of wine finish and a young, hairy base, excellent balance, decent depth of flavor, powerful taste and a long berry-sour aftertaste. The wine influence is great, but nevertheless the solar-optimistic and invigorating dominant characteristic of the young Springbank is maintained.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, wine, against the background of salty sea air and wet stones, hardly noticeable rubber notes, furniture varnish, apple peel, light notes of acetone, black currant, berry jam - strawberry, sweet cherry.
    • Taste
      Red wine, rubber, a wave of red pepper, lemon zest, ginger, black currant, spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Wine-grapefruit, light ginger, cherry beer.

  2. schero scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of my favorite :-)
    • Nose
      The typical Springbank character of sea breeze and light smoke paired with lots of orange peel and a little peach. A bit of wet metal bucket as in Hazelburn 10 lies in the background. If it lasts a long time, the bourbon barrel comes through with a wonderful vanilla note.
    • Taste
      He has power - again, it is the typical Springbank start. Slightly creamy with a wonderful peppery and sparkling sharpness. The sweet orange peel are directly present. The oak is more likely to hold back.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet with the slowly decreasing sharpness. The fruit remains first, before it is replaced by a light and pleasant bitterness.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    There's not much red wine influence to be detected, which is strange because of the maturation in ex-Baralo casks. But that doesn't really matter, because I like this a lot. A good example of how young whisky can also be very good. Just don't expect a wine-y whisky.
    • Nose
      Grainy and salty with peat and wood smoke. Oh, and a hint of rubber as well. I should also mention that this is very earthy. The peat mellows after a while and then white grapes, melon, peaches and lemons begin to shine through. Also some ozone (that distinct smell after is has rained).
    • Taste
      Peat and campfire smoke with burlap, chalk and earthy notes. Some chocolate and oranges, as well as oranges. Pretty tannic.
    • Finish
      Long. A hint of chocolate, some oranges. The peat and earthy notes also make an encore.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Too much wine influence? Maybe. Besides the wine, apple cider, ginger, yeasty and bready, blueberries. A lot more red fruits, and become very sweet after a sip.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Wine, some sweet grapes, bitter wood tannin, honey, vinegar.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather pleasant, no wood tannin (surprise), light fruitiness and a not very long finish.

  5. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's really salty, but fortunately it has a milky taste. After adding a little water, the level of different flavors becomes obvious. Genting of medium quality is just too salty for me to suppress other flavors.
    • Nose
      Sea salt, fat, wheat aroma, alcohol, cream flowers, salty oil tofu, grass.
    • Taste
      Salty cream, bitter taste, citrus peel.
    • Finish
      Long, salty malt.

  6. ldcsh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, the wine is well integrated
    • Nose
      slightly musty, spicy, a lot of caramel, winey, honey, slightly nutty. white chocolate, overall it looks light, some pepper, red currant, slightly effervescent, also a hint of flower meadow
    • Taste
      oily, lots of nuts, toasted, creamy, red berries, now sweeter, more raspberry, effervescent, very sweet on the tip of the tongue, a little salt, also a little acid, nice mouthfeel
    • Finish
      sweet and sour finish, raspberry or strawberry?, definitely berries, also nuts here, but no longer roasted, warming and pleasant, nice

  8. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Blueberries. Liquerice. Salt. Hay. Citrus. Moss. Bacon
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dirty and oily. Sulphur of course. Grapefruit. Blueberries and liquerice
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long finish. Liquerice. Bitter spices and oak. Orange jam. Tobacco

  9. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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