- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Expressions
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Port Pipe
- Number of bottles
- 54.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Oct 2007 9:11 pm
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54 × member ratings
145 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1989 Port
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points
- A good port wine-matured one. Those who think it has been bottled to late, should try an over 30 year old port wine first, to know how this tastes and to be able to judge its maturation more subjective.
- Nix against a dirty nose with nice Moder: he smells here, as if he was something over. Thanks to the impression on the tongue, it is not a letdown, but overall it does not run quite round. Too bad, the potential was there.
First of all, it's difficult to discover the Springbank character behind these aromas ... Fierce musty odor strikes you, a mixture of rotten fruit, rancid fat, old socks and changing rooms. It gets weaker over time, but still remains dominant. By the way, you can still find red grapes, lavender flowers and chocolate drops. But you have to make an effort.
Well then, on the tongue then unmistakably Springbank. Hardly any trace of the Mief - / - Moderkombi from the nose, instead juicy red grapes, black cherries, toffee, caramel, Straciatellaeis, a pleasant woody note. Butter biscuits and toffee sweets, fresh bread dough.
Medium long, pleasantly dry. Fermented fruits, caramel, honey. Light sulfur.
Smoke and slightly musty, dark fruits, a strong spice mixture with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, red wine, prunes, raisins, tobacco, plum jam, some camphor, a subtle pepper note, after a while also cream (Werther's real) and vanilla. Very cool!
creamy-spicy, caramel, delicate smoke, less than in the nose, plums, moldy forest soil, nutmeg, again cinnamon, black pepper, forest honey, tobacco and leather.
spicy oak, black pepper, tobacco and smoke, getting dry.
- short description: A 12CS "Port pipe edition" ;-)
Red wine notes very prominent (Ruby Port), not much wood of the cask.
The style of the recent 12CS (which I like very much) shines through these porty notes.
- This is a deep, complex and impressive. This is one further example of a great wood expression from my favorite distillery. Such a fantastic dram!
(Rating interval 88-92)
Juicy and spicy, vinous with some distant peat. Fruity with red plum and maybe grapes.
Again complex spicy notes with dark bitter chocolate, licorice, cardamom and vanilla. The peat is there again but really subtle.
Long and lingering, with blue grapes, again cardamom, vanilla and a hit of anise seed.
- you man, he has something
the whole picture with this slightly musty I like
sweet, fat, heavy, fruity, red wine ?, slightly metallic
full and silky on the palate
minimal smoke, red fruits / berries, old, library (dusty), oak, dark caramel
medium to long
again dark caramel, slightly musty
- Great Malt, together with the Glendronach # 3340 my best port malt so far. Very intense, great flavors.
dirty, sweet, fruity, spicy - smoke, kerosene, port, wine cellar, slightly musty, thick plum jam, orange juice, grapefruit, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, camphor, licorice, tobacco, damp wood
sweet, tingling, spicy, oily, very creamy, great, full on - oranges, plum jam, cloves, clove pepper, nutmeg, dark dark chocolate, smoke, tobacco, dark caramel, Brazil nuts, raisins, vanilla, a lot of cardamom, dark sweet cherries, then more and more leather and licorice, bitter-sweet, great intense mouthfeel
Lots of leather and liquorice, orange juice, vanilla and burnt caramel, a lot of cardamom, cloves and nutmeg, pepper, nuts, dark chocolate, spicy-sweet he stays in the mouth for a long time ...