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Overall rating
85.21/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1997
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Green C.V. at the Top of the Label
Bottle code
SD764
Barcode
5020735010124
Added on
31 Jan 2009 2:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 375.10

5 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank C.V.

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.21 points

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    A very odd Springbank, you gotta love it or you gotta dislike it, it was a slight dissapointment for me.
    • Nose
      Briny, malty, light smokey(burnt grass) and some bourbon vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft and very salty, light woody notes with some citrus fruit - kumquat.
    • Finish
      Long, salty and peppery.

  2. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 23℃

    Eyes: light gold smells fragrance Nose: very sour, a little basil, sage and other herbs, daisies, sea salt and white shells, cold jellyfish, some cheese powder, ripe banana meat, alcohol is more obvious. Palate: milky fragrance , A little mineral, sea salt, high saltiness, some pineapple syrup and banana pie, cheese powder, a little fruit pie, coconut meat and milky aroma are particularly obvious when swallowed, red date cake, slightly burnt bitterness, some woody spices and Ginger tea. There are some grapefruit skins at the end. Finish: long, astringent, banana cake, citrus gummy, a bit of smoked sea fish. Body: medium body with a lot of oil and slight tannins

    Nose: 85/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 85.5/100

    Overall: Can this be considered the older Genting? The body of the wine is actually better than I expected, and bananas are really everywhere in this wine.

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The complexity is 10 years apart. It is simple and easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Yellow fruit rich in seashore and mineral flavor, young and bright. The smell of Arctic shellfish sashimi, a little salt and white pepper, white stones by the sea, some damp mud and bonfire, a little umami, the marine characteristics are obvious without rushing. Medical alcohol, yeast, sweet and sour sweet, pineapple, citrus fruit, some cheese sauce, the smell is slightly irritating. Fortunately, Genting's iconic milk fragrance supports it, and the style is guessed to be Bourbon Shirley.
    • Taste
      A choir of citrus fruits, honey, king sugar, almond slices, gingerbread man, recycled paper, licorice, spices, and some bitter bitterness of ocean/peat.
      Fair, fat is average, generally sweet, very little sour, no tannin, very little bitter, no spicy.
    • Finish
      Medium, citrus, oak bitter, salt.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Yes, the old Springbank CV's .... not fish not meat.
    Most bottlings in the old bottle shape are sought-after highlights, only these very early NAS do not really get going.
    A very fine and filigree nose, but then there is not much left behind.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. maurisso scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Opened a couple of minutes ago. I will send my Mafioso friends to all the folks in here that rate this nectar low. Take your time to say bye to your family. Semplicemente buonissimo.

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tender, pleasant, Springbank - old school

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ApricotOne scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 80 points Moderator

    Some old books in the nose and on the palate it has some vanilla notes. It's actually pretty creamy but rather flat on the palate.

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