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Overall rating
89.46/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #4
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7494
Number of bottles
567
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2014 5:42 pm by spoutnick79
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 361,55

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Tastingtags

17 Notes

St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
02 Jul 2018 9:42 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

The high ABV blocks the senses for a while, so let's wait. A good time to look at the thick legs, that run very slow and that coat to the glass almost like glue. What is offered after a while is nutty but fresh sherried dram. No big oloroso monster, I would rather expect a palo cortado at most, or a blend from various styles. Pecan, peanut, orange juice, dunnage warehouse, leather, tobacco, cola cubes, and bakes apples with sugar. It's nice, although a bit rough because of the ABV still.

Taste

Not the easiest attack, with plenty of spice from the wood: clove, nutmeg and chili. There is a bitter side of ginger. Then there is an acidic layer of orange juice, which is nice. The meaty sherry side is not so much present, giving dried fruit, dunnage and cocoa. Finally, salted peanuts. 

Finish

Short to moderate, drying on ginger and clove. There is a slight meaty side, together with orange juice and dried fruit (dates, prunes).

Comments

This dram has a high rating so I was quite anxious to try it finally. I gave this one plenty of time, but concluded that I couldn't live up to the expectations. The combination of a high ABV and (what I think) the EU oak cask make for a hot and difficult dram.  It's not the end of the world, but certainly no 90 score for me.

asmazda
Expert Junior asmazda Tasting note
03 Apr 2018 5:48 am
asmazda gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Not a sherry monster but the sherry is evident.  A little spirity and hard to pick out details, but perhaps that is the 59.5%.  After it settles, some oranges and something a little tart (in a good way).

Taste

It definitely stings the tongue, but wasn't as bad as I'd thought it'd be.  The sherry is less evident but still there, followed by some black tea and rubbery note at times.  Really viscous coating the mouth nicely.

Finish

Medium and something herbal and some tannins.  The finish wasn't as good as the nose or mouth.

Comments

I had this neat.  Normally I try to find lower ABV cask strength because I hate to add water.  Perhaps this could've benefited from water and then would've scored higher.

DenisL
Expert Senior DenisL Tasting note
13 Mar 2018 10:54 am
DenisL gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Фруктовый-ореховый-пряный.Инжир,жареный банан,старый лакированный стол,сырой арахис,слива,грецкий орех,корица,ванильный крем,пыльный изюм.С водой:+апельсиновое драже и фрукты стали слаще...скорлупа жареных семечек(23) 


Taste

Ммм...взрывной,пряный,дерево и сухофрукты с цветами.С водой:+воск и цитрусовые ноты.(23)

Finish

Послевкусие длинное,пряное,вяжущее.Трава и пряный пирог с барбарисками.С водой:+овсяное печенье и ментол.(23)

Comments

Баланс(22) 

Я поплыл...прекрасный молт.(91)

Julia E S
Member Senior Julia E S Note
03 Dec 2017 10:10 am
Julia E S gave this whisky 94 points

Sample Eindruck

Eine wunderbare Balance zwischen Brennereicharakter, Eiche und Sherryeinfluss. Alles wohlstrukturiert. So das die einzelnen Aspekte wirklich gut zur Geltung kommen.

Gefällt mir aus der Erinnerung besser als der Blair Athol von Signatory https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/93193/blair-athol-1988-sv, weil die Eiche weniger stark dominiert und der Sherry und Brennereicharakter besser zur Geltung kommt.

Leider hatte ich nur ein kleines Sample. 



kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
17 Jul 2017 8:51 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
75
Presentation
85
Gaija
Expert Senior Gaija Tasting note
12 May 2017 8:37 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

In vegetal territory clearly, with acidic red apples, some man perfume stuff like musc and vetiver (not the first time I encounter that in a dry sherry), nutshells and green bark, even slightly meaty with a very slight sulfury twist (barely perceptible, no worries). With aeration, the sherry profile becomes more standard, while staying austere : tobacco, leather, slight cocoa, acidic cherries ... Nice nose but quite acidic, austere, and clearly alcohol seems to keep it a bit muted.

Taste

Sharp arrival, the proof isn't joking. Then again red apples and great vegetal development : Turkish coffee, gentiane, walnuts, bitter cocoa, a slight red wine note to round it off. Quite great, but "sharp and straight". Shows great complexity though, there are some very peculiar masculine vegetal notes, some rubbery tones, and many odd spices I can't quite identify. The old-school objective is achieved. Intense yet not so demonstrative though.

Finish

Probably the best part, red acidity makes a great come-back : rhubarb, redcurrants, even raspberries, alongside excellent and very complex OBE notes, by tiny metallic touches. Great finish.

Comments

I waited the very end of the dram to dry a drop of water and I should have earlier, as it clearly helps the nose and palate gain some spontaneity. I'll think of that for the rest of the sample. As is, it's just a bit too sharp for me to be a total winner, but it's something, and it's good to have an un-modern, sharp and vegetal sherry sometimes, this is not your everyday Glendro.

MikerG2k
Expert Senior MikerG2k Review note
13 Apr 2017 7:21 pm
MikerG2k gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
90
Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
09 Apr 2017 10:40 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
91
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stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
31 Aug 2016 11:59 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
91
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squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
16 Aug 2016 1:20 am
squaadgras gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
89

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