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BenRiach 15-year-old Sauternes

Overall rating 98 votes 84.82
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
20.11.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
4158
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LH11397
Barcode
5060399680004
Added on
19 Feb 2015 6:01 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

355 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

22 Notes

jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
25 Aug 2017 3:05 pm
jankes gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
83
Presentation
85
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 12:20 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[September, 2015]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85. I took no detailed notes as the whisky did not interest me.

There is no accounting for taste...
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
05 Mar 2017 1:27 pm

Floral, intense, vanille et crème brûlée au nez. En bouche, souple et épicé, les fûts de bourbon ont nettement plus travaillé que les fûts de Sauternes, ces derniers ne faisant qu'arrondir les angles. Finale ronde et assez longue. Un peu d'eau ajoute du relief à tout cela. Un bon whisky mais clairement pas le meilleur Sauternes Cask/Finish.

Enthousiasme 3/5

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Oloroso-Butt
Expert Senior Oloroso-Butt Review note
01 Mar 2017 7:48 pm
Oloroso-Butt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
92
Initial taste
88
Body
83
Finish
85
Price
87
Presentation
87
Oloroso-Butt
Expert Senior Oloroso-Butt Review note
01 Mar 2017 7:25 pm
Oloroso-Butt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
84
Body
91
Finish
94
Price
97
Presentation
95
Einfach_Supi
Expert Junior Einfach_Supi Note
27 Feb 2017 11:10 am
Einfach_Supi gave this whisky 79 points

Blindverkostung

Nase: Sehr schöne Sherry Noten, auf den Punkt gereifte süße Pflaumen und weißer Pfirsich, Honig, etwas Vanille, milder Alkohol.

Geschmack: Der Antritt ist mittel, die Reife der Früchte legt sich schön auf den Gaumen, Rosinen, leichte Honigsüße, würzige Eiche

Abgang: Schön lang und süß, etwas Anklang nach bitterer Schokolade

Fazit: Ein sehr harmonischer Sherry-Whisky, der mit den feinen Aromen vor allem die Nase schmeichelt, auch noch lange im leeren Glas.

Unglaublicher_Hulk
Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
17 Feb 2017 9:04 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Vanilla, wine cask wood, apricot, honey, pepper, menthol, some spicy fruits.

Taste

Spices, fruits, apricot, toffee, pepper, menthol again (kind of rush burned spirit).

Finish

Medium. Grapes, citrus, unripe apricots. Getting dry.

Comments
The BenRiach 15 Sauternes has no straight direction in it's profile. To spicy after all.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
DreamMalt
Member Senior DreamMalt Review note
03 Feb 2017 2:29 pm
DreamMalt gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
89
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Review note
07 Jan 2017 3:36 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 87 points

Fresh and enjoyable.

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
peatbogger
Connoisseur peatbogger Tasting note
07 Jan 2017 3:38 am
peatbogger gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sweet with vanilla to arrive first, then apricots, a little honey, mild pepper, underneath is a darker wood, almost a little dry and bitter.

After some time in the glass the apricot kind of fades in favour of red apples.
Taste

Fruity, apricots, plums, peppery at the back of the mouth.

Quite a bit of nice oakyness.
Finish

Reasonably long, starts a bit spicy, then some fruity sweetness before a lingering note of marzipan and almonds.

Comments

Nice with a lesser sherried BenRiach, the sauternes cask finish works well.

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