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Arran The Sauternes Cask Finish

Overall rating
82.94/100
votes
140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Bottled
2014
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044481949
Added on
03 Feb 2015 11:00 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47,99

13 × in wishlist

140 × member ratings

268 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Sauternes Cask Finish

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.94 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, strong, inexpensive (40-45 €), not too complex, not too tasty - fits.
    • Nose
      50% fresh-fruity, towards pear / melon, possibly white grapes, slightly acid, you could also imagine salt, the other half is cereals, malt, crisp-spicy
    • Taste
      strong, rather spicy-sweet, toffee, nougat, oak, a little bit of piquancy ... here and there a little pear / melon flashes, so on the edge, while breathing
    • Finish
      Chocolate, cocoa, oak, a little bit of sharpness

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A young, vigorous neat NAS Arran;
    [Color] dark gold;
    • Nose
      fruity (grapes, melons), sweet marzipan note, malt;
    • Taste
      diluted: strong, malty onset, alcoholic top, distinct sweetness, honey, vanilla, wood, young, one-dimensional;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, sweet finish (caramel?);

  3. gooos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    BOL tasting # 20, sample A

    Blind tasting focused on wine finishes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Summer fruit, so more yellowish fruit like peach, nectarines, mango, has something tropical in it. Also some apple tones because of a bit of acid, apple cider? Furthermore hint of warm cake with raisins.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full buttery, soft, fruity, again summer fruit, and tropical, vanilla, some wood tones, hintje appelcider (tintelent appelzuurtje), honey, creamy, hint white pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Creamy, sweet, honey, fruity, spicy, nice pepper kicker, subtle wood tones, nice fresh acidity as you get with dry white wine but then sweeter.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, malt and botrytised fruits, with a little sweetness. It's the whisky that uses Sauternes casks that comes closest to the eponymous wine. In the mouth, sweet, warm, full, fruity with a lot of presence, but also unfortunately alcoholic notes a little too supported. FInal on honey (which is not so common). With water, the nose gains in delicacy. I now perceive fresh fruit in the mouth. The texture does not dilute with water, it remains syrupy, almost chewy. On the other hand, the alcohol remained too. Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. Wiz scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. schafi1980 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious whisky, full-bodied, fat, sweet, nutty, spicy, is worth its 40-45 € all. However, if you associate the wrong label with "Sauternes" or you fall for the beautiful green label and want white wine, fresh and fruity, light, maybe even sour and would like to extend its shelf to this direction, this is out of place.
    • Nose
      sweet fruit is there, but rather less than the standard 10's (which I have next door in the glass), some pear and melon, almost fresh, but a little more spice, wood, cinnamon, marzipan, roasted nuts
    • Taste
      Fruit ... fruit ... I can not find any more here, but nut nougat cream, milk chocolate, dark honey, turning into wood and spicy sharpness, walnut, strong and full-bodied
    • Finish
      long and intense, dark chocolate to cocoa, pepper

  8. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind
    • Nose
      Full, sweet and fruity of ripe garden fruits, such as apple and pear. Velvety wood and lightly spiced.
    • Taste
      Powerful acidity and power in a light body. Pineapple, sweet and sour at the same time. Tingles nicely on the tongue, which is very interesting in combination with spicy wood notes.
    • Finish
      Medium length - sweet fruits with chillirand and pleasant, slightly spicy, wood.

  10. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    the Sauternes cask influence is quite all right. the added sweetness, the fruits and berries, together with a good ABV, some fine spices, malty, grassy but only a little. fine dram for good Money!
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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