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Aberlour A'bunadh batch #49

Overall rating
88.04/100
votes
332
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Strength
60.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010739261523
Added on
04 Sep 2014 10:36 am by indyjones
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 173,54

332 × member ratings

836 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

69 Notes

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
10 May 2018 10:46 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
87
Presentation
82
Whisky101
Expert Senior Whisky101 Tasting note
02 Apr 2018 11:26 pm
Whisky101 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Be careful with the strength, as the nose is very lively. Dried fruits, candied fruits, nuts, grassy notes oils and old wood.

Taste

Chocolate, nuttiness and fruit cake. The sweetness from cooked fruit (stewed plums or maybe prunes). This can take a lot of water. The water brings out the wood notes, oranges and enhances the sherry hit.

Finish

Even with a lot of water, the finish is long and sherry all the way!

Comments

A really interesting dram and one that changes over time if you let it open up. It is quite a complex dram but you have to spend time with it and really search into the depths of what it has to offer. 

If you love a sherry whisky, then you love Abunadh. 

whiskyfacile
Expert Junior whiskyfacile Tasting note
31 Mar 2018 5:56 pm
whiskyfacile gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

N: il caro, vecchio sherry monster: nonostante la gradazione, l’alcol non respinge, piuttosto al massimo pare ‘chiudere’ leggermente, ma non fraintendiamoci – siamo comunque in un contesto di grandissima intensità. Sembra tutto bello ‘appiccicoso’: frutti di bosco lasciati a macerare nell’alcol, liquore alla ciliegia; cioccolato (proprio il mon cheri); caramello, chips di mele; confetti. Sembra molto ‘dolce’, e il malto è praticamente seppellito. Un senso caldo di legna tagliata, al sole, ed anche un che di mentolato, erbaceo, eucalipto. Con acqua, si apre decisamente un fronte agrumato (arancia, marmellata di) e finalmente esce bene il malto-Aberlour, bello biscottoso.

Taste

P: senz’acqua è veramente estremo, e l’intensità è esplosiva, e l’alcol si impone con un sottofondo di note piccantissime e mentolate, piuttosto imponenti sulle prime. Frutta rossa e cioccolato, ma c’è anche un deciso ritorno di un malto biscottato e legno – infatti non è poi così dolce come ci aspettavamo. Con acqua, si fa più maltoso e anche un po’ più ‘amaro’: cresce il cioccolato fondente, crescono le note erbacee. Tante le spezie: chiodi di garofano uber alles.

Finish

F: soprattutto con acqua, si dilungano le note più maltate e quelle più amaricanti, tra cioccolato fondente, tannini e un mero senso di frutta rossa.

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Tasting note
14 Mar 2018 11:08 pm
aphex gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Strong sherry nose. Prune, figs, orangey notes, dried fruits, a bit of varnish.

Taste

Punchy, sweet, fruity and spicy. Caramel, candied fruits and wood strawberries. Coffee and chocolate notes.

Finish

Long, spicy, drying.

Comments

A very tasty and flavory sherry bomb. And a bang for your buck.

Tasting note from August 2017.

Simo
Member Senior Simo Review note
24 Jan 2018 11:23 am
Simo gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
83
My Collection
Prodigy
Expert Junior Prodigy Note
23 Oct 2017 2:58 pm
Prodigy gave this whisky 88 points

Another great a'bunadh. Good value - no sulphur detected

dram_on
Expert Junior dram_on Note
22 Sep 2017 1:38 pm
dram_on gave this whisky 77 points

A hot, dark, fiery mess ... a few months of oxidization and adding lots of water does almost nothing.

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
26 May 2017 10:45 am
Calmar gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Плотный, изюмно-черносливовый, свежий, сырой, варёная сгущёнка, ириски, грибные, заплесневелые нотки, сырая земля, в целом слегка зажатый. С водой - аромат раскрывается, становится слаще, больше сухофруктовых нот, появляется дерево, лёгкие столярно-лаковые тона, ацетон.

Taste

Дубовый, пряный, волна перечности, впрочем смягчённая сливочной сладостью, жжёный сахар, варёная сгущенка, курага, сушёные яблоки, в целом достаточно сухой. С водой - более сладко и округло, больше сливочных тонов, но и дуб не отстаёт, проявляются лимонные нотки.

Finish

Согревающее, сушёные яблоки, курага, лёгкие лимонные тона, подгоревшие сухари. С водой - проявляется имбирь и пропадают сухари.

 

Comments

Честно говоря ожидал классического "хересного монстра", сладко-изюмного, но пациент оказался на удивление сухим и совершенно не изюмным (за исключением лёгких ноток в аромате), что в общем-то нельзя отнести к недостаткам, скорее к приятным сюрпризам. Редуцирование в кои-то веки помогло, не скажу что стало везде и сразу лучше, но и хуже тоже не стало, скажем так - повернулся под другим углом, раскрыл новые грани. В итоге - хорошо, качественный хересный молт бочковой крепости по вменяемой цене.

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
23 Mar 2017 9:42 pm

Puissant, rien qu'au nez. Etrangement, il évoque certaines caractéristiques du bourbon : chêne et vanille. On a également des fruits rouges (cerise ?) et de la noix. En bouche, alcool très bien intégré, épais, onctueux, le sherry s'exprime à plein poumons. Rétro-olfaction fruitée.

Enthousiasme 4/5

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J23
Expert Junior J23 Review note
20 Mar 2017 6:48 pm
J23 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
85

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