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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
89.88/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
21.08.2006
Bottled
20.08.2013
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S060821047
Number of bottles
497
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Market
fr France
Added on
24 Jan 2014 1:40 pm by schansche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 368,33

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Tastingtags

11 Notes

ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
16 Feb 2017 1:08 pm

Supreme Winner of the Malt Maniacs 2014 in the Premium Category.

Whiskynotes :

Nose: really profound, big yet elegant sherry. Prunes, dates, lots of cherries and raspberries. Toasted nuts and cinnamon. A big fruitiness covered with layers of turpentine, camphor and varnished oak. Chocolate and Balsamico. Mouth: big and powerful again. There’s still a fruity side (plum jam, blackcurrants, some exotic hints like baked banana) but also a dry and slightly bitter side. Dark chocolate with fleur de sel, cocoa powder and cloves. Pepper and liquorice roots. Very intense. Finish: long, slightly tannic, with coffee powder, cassis and tobacco.

Quite excellent, just like its sister cask. Slightly engineered and very overpowering but highly attractive. Around € 150. Still available from LMdW, although it’s unclear whether it’s actually the same cask.

Score: 90/100

Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
07 Aug 2015 9:47 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
89
Body
85
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
85
The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Tasting note
22 Jun 2015 3:04 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Pure: very deep PX sherry like notes, balsamico, dark warm fruit, rich, musty, slightly sweet (diluted: more clear sherry notes, dried fruit (tutti fruti), citrusfruit (oranges) and some estery notes) 

Taste

Dry, sherry, fruity, Tobacco, spicy (diluted: mild, still fruity (plum), balsamico!, still powerful)

Finish

Warm, strong (alcohol). Once reduced: still warm, mild, woodspices (cloves), dry)

Comments

The secret is time! This is a mouthfull of dark sherry, quite nice if you fancy sherry styled whisky's. Overall it's not fully balanced, once reduced the whisky looses its balance. A good sherry whisky stands tall with a touch of water. Therefore I give this one 82 points, because of the flavor impact and what it does to you.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
06 Apr 2015 10:21 am
KayMeertens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose
Raisin, date, cranberry, bramble and glue. With water lighter, like plum.
Taste

Cranberry, mocha and raisin. 

Finish

Mocha, cranberry and raisin.

Comments

Blind tasting of a 1cl sample. 89/90.

Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
08 Mar 2015 12:05 am

This Whisky was sold for 302 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
08 Feb 2015 2:17 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

bourbon, dark bitter chocolate, floral - roses, honey, almond paste, raisins, balsamico and cane sugar 

Taste

forest fruits - black berries, cherries, spices - cinnamon, almond past, marzipan and liquorice

Finish

drying with pepper, syrup, spices - cloves and chocolate

Comments

tasted with Aby and JJ

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
27 Jan 2015 3:26 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

My god, this is some heavy stuff. Extreme sherry aromas. We've got soy, a sort of cherry syrup, an assortment of red fruits, raspberries and plumbs. There is a hint of mint, followed by paint thinner and varnish. Also dark chocolate and a barely noticeable saltiness.

Taste

Some fruit again with blackberries and plumbs. There something nutty here, and again a saltiness. The palate has a slight dryness. There is also the darker, heavier sherry with dark chocolate, cloves and coffeepowder. It is very accessible and water really isn't needed.

Finish

Slightly bitter with tobacco leaves and cocoa.

Comments

This is one hell of a sherry monster. It is enjoyable, very good. But something extreme like this will have a very hard time scoring 90+ with me. The stuff I find really good, or great even, tends to be a bit more subtle.

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Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
11 Jan 2015 11:20 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
90
Initial taste
94
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
89
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
ThS
Expert Senior ThS Note
21 Dec 2014 10:04 am
Note de dégustation LMDW
  • Couleur : acajou à reflets verdâtres.
  • Nez : profond, intense. Du pruneau, du camphre, des cerises à l’eau de vie, du chocolat noir, du toffee, de l’eucalyptus, de la noix grillée, du safran, des graines de moutarde, du bâton de réglisse, de nombreux fruits rouges et noirs, de la cire d’abeille, ... Voilà ce que propose avec force persuasion le nez magnifique de cette version. Et ce n’est pas tout, car il se prolonge sur les fruits secs (figue, datte), la tubéreuse et les agrumes (orange, mandarine).
  • Bouche : large et profonde à la fois. Magnifiquement poudrée (cacao, safran), ses tannins veloutés enrobent les papilles de chocolat noir, de caramel au beurre salé et de réglisse verte. Capiteuse, elle évolue sur les fruits secs et exotiques (mangue très mûre, banane flambée). Plus loin, des oranges viennent rafraîchir le palais de leur jus sucré. Seule référence à la jeunesse de ce distillat, des épices, notamment le clou de girofle viennent titiller le bout de la langue.
  • Finale : concentrée à l’extrême et en même temps d’une grande fraîcheur, elle fait preuve de beaucoup de salinité. Mentholée et poivrée, elle est également fruitée (mûre, cassis), elle évolue sur des notes torréfiées (café, moka) et florales (rose, pivoine). La rétro olfaction est marquée par le chocolat amer et par la noix, le verre vide est fruité (myrtille, prune) et végétal (tabac à pipe).
Alex
Expert Senior Alex Note
16 Dec 2014 10:26 am

MMA 2014 (Malt Maniacs Awards): took the 2nd overall place and Gold Medal with an average score of 91 points, and was awarded the "Best Sherried Whisky" in the Premium range. http://www.maltmaniacs.net/awards/


Kavalan is on the rise! Took the first two spots in the overall results, two gold medals out of only 4 and has beaten all the big (and over priced) brands including a handful of Karuizawa's. BTW, the two overall winners are just 7 years of age.....more to come for sure!



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