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Glenlivet Nàdurra

Overall rating
85.77/100
votes
99
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 0712U
Bottled
19.07.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
First-Fill American Oak Casks
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LF30963
Barcode
5000299226346
Added on
21 Nov 2014 12:09 pm by KayMeertens
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 92.36

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99 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Nàdurra

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic cask strength, bourbon matured, 16 years old Glenlivet. Fresh and fruity.
    Benefits from at least 20 min rest in glass to open up. Completely different and relaxed from first pour. Quality stuff
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh, fruity, green and red apple mix, Ripe white pears, ripe white grapes, hint of nutmeg and oak, vanilla cream, white pepper..its like fresh fruit salad with spicy backbone.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again very fresh and lively, Nutmeg up front but it balances itself out with baskets of ripe garden fruits bordering tropical fruits..Mango..papaya and pineapple and honey sauce, vanilla pods.. Small sips at cask strength are recommended although with water this transfers into creamy vanilla apple & pear tart, fantastic natural Glenlivet.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long fruity and fresh with echoing spices

  2. Adamos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I had it once in Jastrzębia Góra (PL) at Dom Whisky. 

    I realy ejoyed it. It's cask streanght and non chill filtered. It's not colorised and anything like that, as I know Nadurra means Nature, Natural... so that's a good example how whisky gets everything what's best from nature from juicy woods, water and barlley. 

    Lot of fruits, sweetnes, toffee vanila oak. 

    Give it a lot of time to rest and You won't be dissapointed.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Adamos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    my favourite Glenlivet so far
    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, carmel, fruits lemon and oranges, lots of green apples, butter bisquits, lots going on in there
    • Taste
      fruits, apples , pears, oranges and lemons, oakiness, toffee and lot of sweet notes, bit spicy and itchy at the begining, deffinitly need some time to oxidize and open, 
    • Finish
      long and warming, need to try it once more or get a full bottle as I enjoyd it a lot. 

      pinapples, aplles, vanilla and toffee notes, lot of wood in the end a bit harsh in the end but still excellent

  4. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    really a good dram with a good price - quality ratio
    87/100
    • Nose
      fruity, with melons, pears and pineapple, light vanilla, hints of ginger. a little honey too, icing sugar.
    • Taste
      fruity as the nose suggested but spicier than on the nose.
      a little sharp when undiluted. benefits from water, becoming milder and rounder. add some hints of mustard and very mild caramel.
    • Finish
      quite long, spicy, slightly toffee-ish.

  6. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a blind tasting competition. Not for my tastes, but a good batch. 

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/04/09/glenlivet-16-nadurra/
    • Nose
      At first some spirit, needs a little glass time. Hit of tropical fruits and flowers with a mineral note (like wet stone in the sun). Some pine sap and fennel. Fresh paper. Soft peaches. Bit of melon. Woody vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Thick mouthfeel. Coconut ice. Canned pineapple. Tropica. Bit of bitter wood. Lots of woodspice. Cinnamon. Cayenne pepper. Some sweet vanilla and gooseberries on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Long. Tropical fruits. Very bitter wood. Vanilla. Mild salty note. 

  7. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sugary mint sauce. Garden mint. Bay leaves.
    • Taste
      Smooth. Dryish. Light but firm maltiness. Slight earthiness. Porcini mushrooms.
    • Finish
      Honeyish. Flowery dryness. Hop pillows.

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A stunning Nadurra, initially oak spices: like ‘left bank Bordeaux wines’ cask influence, ie., cedar wood/pencil lead/ and blackcurrant leaf, a savoury nose. Then, as it opens or with water, complex orchard fruit, particularly pear, apple, 'refresher sweets'/ sherbet and estery notes. Finally - with time and patience - sweetness, rich vanilla notes - crème brulee, toffee, custard etc. Oh my word, what a journey, this is full on stuff - not one to forget in a hurry. 

  10. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It always reminds me of a too thin bourbon. He likes me best with a few drops of water. I find it quite amazing that with more and more water added, it gets drier and the bitter oak does not change much. Not bad, but not outstanding.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, little bit of coconut -> reminds me first of a diluted Elijah Craig 12, the Alk.Was noticeable with a slight pinch in the nose, behind hiding a few summer flowers, some pear and grapefruit 1] (with a few drops of water): a little vanilla biscuits, the alk. Slice is gone, more decent summer flowers, apple pear compote, the sourish touch disappears 2] (with more water, about 40 vol.%): Mild and becomes significantly floral, fruity fresh apple-pear fruit salad with some cream and caramel
    • Taste
      warm, oily, quite sweet, vanilla, bright fruit cocktail, spicy and hazelnut comes, bitter oak, after a moment makes here also a light alk. Sharpness noticeable 1] not quite as warm and oily, short sweet, the fruit cocktail increases slightly, becomes drier, the bitter oak remains quite similar 2] soft and almost too watery, briefly light fruit sweetness, then becomes slightly drier again, the oak remains almost unchanged
    • Finish
      warm, medium long, sweet, coconut, neat bitterness through the oak, becomes drier and a small trace of glue joins 1] stays warm, the sweetness is almost gone, a little more coconut, gets a little drier and the bitter oak remains 2] gets shorter, oak only gets slightly smaller, but gets a little drier, even the coconut stays

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