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Glendronach 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.52/100
votes
233
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sauternes Cask Finish
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Barrels Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH10876
Barcode
5060088799703
Added on
26 Nov 2014 4:02 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,05

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233 × member ratings

738 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 12-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.52 points

  1. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very sweet and creamy. Alcohol is not noticeable. But has we all Sauternes maturation for me a perfumed Soapy touch. But then luckily after 2-3 sips away.

  2. Pyromann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky, one of the sweeter drams, although not typical sherry one. I would say the Revival used to be a bit better, but this one is also very good.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, some sherry notes. Pretty solid on the nose.
    • Taste
      Fruit, nicely wine-influenced, some sherry-like notes. Taste is fine, just enough heavy, solid and intense. Spices. Delicate in the mouth.
    • Finish
      More rough, woody, not as dry as in Virgin Oak 14y. Medium longevity.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruits, vanilla, sugar.
    • Taste
      Fruit, peach, vanilla, caramel, banana.
    • Finish
      Caramel, peach, vanilla.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The Sauternes taste is pleasantly and not overly integrated.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, citruses, vanilla, herbals, apple compote and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruits, spicy oak, marzipan, milk chocolate and dessert wines.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, spicy.

  7. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 93.5 points to the 12 Year Old Sauternes. "Superb!"

  8. Roland7 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    White plum, peach, pear, lemon peel, melon, apricot jam, butter, honey, cider, bun, lollipop, green tea, sawdust, vegetable oil. Slightly prickly and lacking balance. I also clearly felt the aroma of white wine from Chardonnay (or even champagne)!

  9. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. Not really complicated, but delicious. The limit to the range of whiskys that I really like, but he does not quite because of the sour note, which was not unpleasantly strong, but something and I do not need that, 79 points.
    • Nose
      Apple and honey. But not too cute. Some grass and a very clear and spicy oak for 12 years. Fresh, yet supple. Something nutty comes along and slightly dry nuances are noticeable. Herbs. After inclusion of the palate comes intensive vanilla.
    • Taste
      Tingling and fruity. Slightly sour, green apple, almonds. Oak is getting more intense. After swallowing, it finally dominates. The alcohol is quite noticeable, but does not bother (yet). With each sip it gets spicier, drier (without the sweetness disappears completely) and the oak settles.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, but still in the range "medium length". Spicy apple, slightly sour.

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