Springbank 1997 Madeira

Overall rating
87.07/100
votes
158
Whiskybase ID
WB6500
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
06.1997
Bottled
01.2009
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Madeira Wood
Number of bottles
9090
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 feb 2009 7:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 499.50

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158 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997 Madeira

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.07 points.

  1. Odinson scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An interesting whisky - rich, lively, constant struggle of dominants, mineral-industrial and creamy-chocolate, very diverse, dynamic, there is no particular depth, but this is compensated by density and pressure.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, spicy woody shades, old furniture, dry herbs, light mineral tones, creamy motifs - boiled condensed milk, toffee, fudge; milk chocolate, cappuccino,
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, sweet creamy notes - toffee, boiled condensed milk, salted caramel; sharp mineral-industrial tones - welding aerosol, burnt out sparklers; industrial textiles, metallic sourness, roasted nuts, leather goods, mineral water with orange juice,
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, mineral-metallic shades, creamy tones, salty caramel, leather goods, cola, coated tablets, coffee, milk chocolate.

  4. Roland7 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Napoleon cake! (Cream slice)! Cookies, burnt bread crust, caramel, honey, cinnamon, candy, plum, tarragon, wild herbs, black tea, coniferous wood, some smoke, fried fish.

  5. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    at a SBK tasting 2cl
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

  8. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 21

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good Springbank, but far from being one of the best, in my opinion. Far from being unforgettable. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1340
    • Nose
      Peaty and intense, it is very fruity and vinous (it evokes the yellow wine). Flaked almonds and a hint of sulfur. With a little water, it looks more ashy. Is it a mushroom note ??
    • Taste
      On soot, it is very warm. Alcohol is very well integrated. Juicy heart. With water, it is more supple, but less intense (Thank you Mister Obvious)
    • Finish
      A little bourrine, and quite short. With water, much longer, smoke, spicy and a little austere.

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Polish and sharp wood, nose heating. Sweet fig whirl around rooty
    gingseng with a pinch of salt. Splash of water to unleash the softer
    notes of coffee, caramel and citrus peels. P- Thick, mouth coating and heavy initially. Once palate accustomed to
    the weight of the liquid, find the softer notes of spices, liquorice and
    medicinal.

    F- Medium-long finish. Concentrated and flavoursome. Complex.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    87/88.
    • Nose
      Cherry, caramel, sweet & sour sauce, orange, dried apricot, tobacco and a little peat. With water some mango.
    • Taste
      Sweet & sour sauce, peat, candied cherry, caramel, mango, tobacco and pepper. Water makes some apricot come up.
    • Finish
      Sweet & sour sauce, cherry, peat, caramel, apricot, milk chocolate and tobacco.

  12. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A little disgusting .. Like the best treats.
    • Nose
      Cherry, plum, grapefruit, dried apricot, vanilla, honey, peat. A very sweet nose.

    • Taste
      Candied fruit, dried fruit, citrus fruit, speculoos, sherry, syrupy.
    • Finish
      Long, on the fruits.

  13. Jeep51 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very fresh, spring. Fruit of the penis, grass, citrus fruits, ginger. The alcohol tingles a little anyway. The water calm this fault. Alcohol is then much less present but it is also much less expressive although always fresh.
    • Taste
      Huge bitterness. Green wood, sawdust, apricot kernel. Can be a bit of tobacco, to cook but there is mostly pepper and ginger. With water, surprisingly the bitterness is in withdrawal, but it is also a little off. Fishing very present all the same.
    • Finish
      Average length. Bitterness and fruits

  14. Wild Thing scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It is better in the nose than in the mouth, but who likes Madeira is just right.
    • Nose
      Beautiful sweet nose with oranges wrapped in tobacco leaves and covered with caramel. In addition, biscuits and dry fruits with honey and cinnamon are served. Beautiful Madeira cargo.
    • Taste
      Spicy start. Dark chocolate, almonds, coffee and some oak. Malty and slightly dry / salty.
    • Finish
      Medium long with spicy oak sweet oranges light smoke and some salt.

  15. Wild Thing scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Malt Hans scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and malty aroma, sultanas, figs,

    roasted chestnuts, lemon peel, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and

    oak. Floral honey sweetness, ginger, lemon pepper, juniper berries,

    eucalyptus, malt and vanilla. Medium long, sweet and herbal end.

  18. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    As I mentioned, it reminds me of the Solstice 15th, but it is a little more vindictive and does not work so hard. Nice Hall Springbank.
    • Nose
      In a blind test, I would advise ripening in the barrel barrel, reminds BenRiach of the 15th Solstice. A crisp, sour fragrance with a little bit of peat, cinnamon and chocolate. After the addition of water (4 drops to a small stick) a more fruity component appears.
    • Taste
      In the spicy flavor, the strength of alcohol is known, as well as the influence of the wine barrel. After the addition of water, it is nicely rounded and green, with a very pleasant woody-spice-like reverberation, which is only slowly evaporating.

  19. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    What
    a pleasant surprise, this whisky. It was launched in January 2009 and hence
    still available.
    • Nose
      The nose is grainy and sweet. I get some caramelized oranges, Demerara
      sugar, broth (remember OXO?) and tobacco. But it is also very dusty with hints
      of wet cardboard (not offensive, in this case). Some stewed fruits, after a few
      minutes. And a subtle trace of smoke. Very nice nose, in fact.
    • Taste
      It is pretty oily and spicy on the palate. Smoke is the first thing I
      detect, before the sweet fruits kick in. Orangettes in dark chocolate, stewed
      apricots. It becomes very sweet, before revealing a salty twist.
    • Finish
      The long finish starts off sweet, picks up salt along the way, to expire
      gently on oak and smoke.

  20. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I adore this. Top flight whisky, but sadly pretty much sold out now.
    • Nose
      Marzipan, milk chocolate, candlewax, ginger, nutmeg, marmalade, ... I could go on ...
    • Taste
      marzipan and orange oil bursting on the tongue. Massively intense.
    • Finish
      Aaaaaaaaaaaah, endless tannic waves washing sugar crystals up on the
      tongue and then the smoke arrives to remind you of the peaty provenance.

  21. hsmithjr scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Aces!
    • Nose
      Sweet, rich, and buttery.  Sherry.  Milk chocolate.  Orange peels. Brine.
    • Taste
      Almonds (almost marzipan).  Sweet sugared oranges.  Fresh pastry. Sherry.  Creamy and rich.  Slight smoke.
    • Finish
      Spicy oak.  BBQ sauce.  More buttered pastry.  Slightly salty.

  22. Brave Jester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full of flavours which come out best with a few drops of water. A lot is going on from nose to finish.

  23. fudodachi scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Oily body. Rather zippy, thick. (And the color is certainly not gin clear, but I have no notes on it.)
    • Nose
      Fudge, gingerbread, wet heatherland.
    • Taste
      Sweet, berries.
    • Finish
      Smoke, dark chocolate, liquorice.

  24. Tuna78 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Swims like an olympic swimmer. This really needs a drop of water to open up. Delicious whisky!
    • Nose
      Toffee and salt, leathery notes. A dash of water brings this one alive! Dried fruits, mild smoke, barley and porridge.
    • Taste
      Fruity, some liqourice, overripe oranges, Springbanky malty notes that bring the whole package together.

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