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Ardbeg Auriverdes

Overall rating
85.91/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
25 Apr 2014 9:55 pm by whiskytheo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 172,98

71 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior loovedoctor
95
Expert Senior Hering
92
Member Senior psiiik
92
Expert Senior dicembre29
92
Expert Junior Smokersroom76
90
Newbie Jeankev
90
Newbie romain33
89
Expert Senior checkpointuk
89
Expert Senior mawean
89
Connoisseur spigray
89
Expert Senior macallan
89
Member Junior KleinJogi
89
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89
Expert Senior Nezzer
89
Expert Junior VDonPC
88
Expert Junior Fabian Sean Ott
88
Expert Junior Whisky-Keller
88
Member Junior tobihb
88
Expert Senior Captain Bowmore
88
Expert Senior molar3rd
88
Newbie capstok123
87
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87
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87
Member Senior Hurlor
87
Member Senior stmb
87
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87
Member Senior unplugged
87
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87
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87
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87
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87
Expert Senior Valeriodantin7
86
Expert Senior sportingboy
86
Member Senior reste2000
86
Expert Junior Snerik
86
Member Junior SweetlakeHP
86
Newbie Dandido
86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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86
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
Expert Senior Luprit
84
Expert Junior whsikytor
84
Expert Junior beeattack
84
Member Senior mayyerrumleak
84
Expert Senior whiskyroma
84
Expert Senior SteveW110
84
Member Senior grinface
84
Member Senior tfarrenkothen
84
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester
83
Expert Junior Deloti
83
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83
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83
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82
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82
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82
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80
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80
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79
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75
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70

712 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
21

Tastingtags

11 Notes

Snerik
Expert Junior Snerik Tasting note
17 Jul 2018 12:02 am
Snerik gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Smoke, sweet vanilla, firewood, raspberries, seashells, padrons (the tapas dish) and some freshly cut firewood. 

Taste

More smoke, more firewood, less fruity and green notes. It's actually very peaty on the palette (with a slightly buttery texture), which is a good thing.  

Finish

Again, very peaty. But (!) the sweet raspberry/vanilla note find its way back and makes up for a more complex experience. 

Comments

I think this is a damn good peated (emphasizing) dram. Highly enjoyable!  

Erik Nilsson
ffmdino
Expert Senior ffmdino Tasting note
19 Sep 2017 9:03 pm
Color
Amontillad
Nose

etwas Rauch, Süße, kalte Asche, etwas Vanille

mit Wasser: mehr Vanille, leicht Malz

Taste

kärftig am Gaumen, der Rauch ist stärker, der Alkohol ist zu spüren und prikelt,

mit Wasser: Milchreis?

Finish

lang, Rauch ist kräftig, kalte und Nasse Erde, Reifen,

Comments

nee, der überzeugt mich nicht

bekennender Glenrothes-Jäger
Whisky-Tester
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester Review note
01 Jul 2017 9:13 pm
Whisky-Tester gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
81
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
73
Presentation
83
whiskyroma
Expert Senior whiskyroma Review note
06 Aug 2016 1:41 pm
whiskyroma gave this whisky 84 points
C: oro

N: Già dall’apertura di questa bottiglia si riconosce subito il carattere ardbeg. Immediatamente si è assaliti da un forte sentore di fumo e torba con una notevole componente fenolica. Presenta anche note più fresche di frutta, in particolare mela verde poi terra bagnata. Lasciata riposare per un mesetto guadagna qualche caratteristica in più, persiste la torba e l’affumicato emerge la componente vegetale (erica e menta), s’impongono note amarognole di liquirizia e caffè tostato.

P: In bocca questo dram esplode con una vasta gamma di note amarognole dal caffè bruciato alla cenere oltre i sentori basilari vegetali e di fumo; aperto guadagna un po’ di dolcezza a scapito della fumosità che affievolisce permettendo a sentori vanigliati di emergere. Riassaggiata dopo un mese, non perde il carattere amaro che è solo leggermente più amabile con sentori di cioccolato fondente extra e caffè e una lieve speziatura di noce moscata e chiodi di garofano.

F: Nel finale persistono i sentori percepiti al palato che lasciano la bocca amara, costante il caffè e il vegetale (cicoria). Aperto, aumenta in salinità.

L’auriverdes, uscito per celebrare i mondiali brasiliani, si distingue sicuramente da tutti gli ardbeg assaggiati finora, non uno dei migliori, è eccessivamente condizionato dalle particolari modalità d’invecchiamento che omogeneizzano lo spettro sensoriale. Naso intenso e suadente, palato complesso, martoriato dall’amaro ma con sfiziose note dolci. In conclusione un dram che non delude gli appassionati di arbeg, ma ne suscita diffidenza trattandosi di una special release di cui si teme la mera finalità commerciale/collezionistica.

Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
78
Presentation
81
My Collection
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Note
10 Dec 2015 9:58 pm

Definitely smoky and ashy like a typical Ardbeg but not much other aromas like citrusy, lemony, etc. I'm also missing the great sweetness of the best Ardbegs and thus it is rather too dry for me.

molar3rd
Expert Senior molar3rd Note
12 May 2015 4:34 pm
molar3rd gave this whisky 88 points

Nose: Sweet and spicy with cinnamon gum , some pine resin, hints of mocha cappuccino ( Note: I often ponder if my tasting notes are affected by the PR blabber i read sometimes, having read this one’s PR previously I knew it was to be expected, but I swear I did find notes of that myself) Lemon. Ash and tar. Rather creamy and some vanilla too.

Palate: Nom. Lovely sweet smoky bacon with bitter espresso and ash. Ardbeg DNA no doubt here, very distinguishable.Also quite medicinal & spicy and savoury with some dark 80% chocolate sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon powder.

Finish: Very long. Smoky chocolates , and also very dry. Ash and soot.

People keep on asking me (on social media mostly) so how is it? should I get one? Is it good? Is it better than last year’s version? and so on. Well there is no easy answer. It’s a lovely whisky for drinking. It’s tasty, it’s got the right complexity, and Ardbeg fans would like it very much. But, that can also be said about the Ardbeg 10 year old. The question is : Is this dram worth the 80 quid / 130 $ it will set you back? I quite liked this whisky and will consider buying it for actually drinking (and not collecting), if you’re like me, into drinking Ardbegs then you should give this Ardbeg a try. Don’t expect wonders, or thick mocha and vanilla on both sides of the glass. But do expect a yummy Islay, with the right balance,and a rather nice ex-Bourbon influence.

http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/04/09/auriverdes-the-new-ardbeg-on-the-block/

 

 

dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
08 May 2015 6:59 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 92 points

Nose: Sweet, sweet peat. And smoke, of course. Anise…fennel. Salt, pepper and ginger. A substantial lime note. Touch of lemon too. Honeydew melon and other soft, faint fruits. Quite creamy. Those coffee/mocha notes that are being advertised everywhere are indeed here. With quite some vanilla as well. Ice cream-ish. Love the oak notes; those both fresh and burnt to ash. Great nose all around.

Palate: More lemon, with licorice, tar and damp ash. Surprisingly sweet and soft. Gentle smoke (well…gentle for someone accustomed to Ardbeg’s usual fare). Lively wood notes. Sharp coffee and dark chocolate (but not too heavy on these notes). Much going on here. Neat citric back end (is that grapefruit?!?). Also…more medicinal than I generally find Ardbeg.

Thoughts: Great balance on this one. A softer Ardbeg than the last few releases. And surprisingly…all the better for it. The nose, in particular, is lovely. Again…closer in style to the Airigh Nam Beist, I think. Will have to try the two side-by-side.

http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=4

 

 

whiskyroma
Expert Senior whiskyroma Review note
09 Apr 2015 5:29 pm
whiskyroma gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
86
Price
83
Presentation
87
My Collection
checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
18 Jul 2014 9:02 am
checkpointuk gave this whisky 89 points

http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/feis-ile-2014-lagavulin-19y-sherry-butts-vs-ardbeg-auriverdes-33471/ 

Farbe: Mais­gelb
Nase: Rauch, Jod und Erde sowie frisch gesto­che­ner, nas­ser Torf in einem Zitronen-/ Oran­gen­mix. Das Ganze süß­lich scharf mit einem Touch grasig-jungem und unaus­ge­reif­tem Spi­rit. Aro­men von geräu­cher­tem Schin­ken, Zimt und Eichen­holz tau­chen auf.
Geschmack: Süß­lich run­der Start, aber sofort schär­fer und her­ber wer­dend. Asche, Kräu­ter und Minze mit viel Salz und Zitro­nen­säure, Mus­kat und schwar­zer Pfef­fer domi­nie­ren. Nun süß­li­chere Ein­drü­cke von Honig­wa­ben in maritim-torfigem Rauch – ange­nehm und aus­ge­wo­gen.
Finish: Recht lang und sehr pfeffrig-torfig – und immer noch tor­fi­ger wer­dend. Scho­ko­la­den­no­ten mit grob­kör­ni­gem Salz und mit rauch­durch­zo­ge­nem, tor­fi­gem Malz blei­ben auf der Zunge zurück – wie­der aus­ge­wo­gen und lecker.
89 Punkte (Nase: 87 / Geschmack: 89 / Finish: 90)

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