- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- The BeLux Signatory Tour 2015
- Added on
- 11 Apr 2015 9:07 am by Bishlouk
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88 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.52 points
- Color: amber
- strong smoky Ledaig
- typical distillery character despite the sherry barrel
- not comparable with the standard bottling 10 years
Smoke, sherry, alcohol, a lot of smoke that unfortunately somewhat obscures most of the aromas
strong and powerful start, smoke development on the palate, a lot of spice, salty, now clearly more sherry noticeable than in the smell
long dry sherry taste in the aftertaste
- A nice part! Just this combination of fruit, mildew, smoke: if that harmonizes well with each other here, then that's fun in the glass.
So reddish shimmering, as he shows himself in the glass, is also the start: Red, overripe grapes, the fermentation process has already begun. Blackberries, blueberries. Leather. Rotting leaves, damp forest floor, mushrooms. How do lichens smell? At least, such an association shoots in. A smoky note, which I would not grab for the beginning and from the hip first of all to Islay, is right at the beginning. The spicy scent of a curry plant. Increasingly intense, the berries and grapes push into the background. Very tasty nose, makes you want to taste.
At the beginning sweet-smoky with a high proportion of herbs. Dry. Not too weak, alcohol very well integrated. At turns maybe around 52%. The dryness, which probably derives from the oak, continues to spread, pulling the old grapes and the blackberries to the front. Also on the tongue shows the late autumn forest impression: musty, moist, rotting biomass. The smoke comes from the chimney of the forest hut. Better to collect dry wood for the fire ...
The impression of meadow herbs, which was weaker in between, intensifies after a while. Pepper is added. Dark chocolate, cold coffee, some anise, peppermint in the distance. Nice dry, mild smoked, still.
Medium to long, (very) dry and spicy, again with grape sweetness
- blind tasting Caol Ila about 46-48%, age difficult to say. Wood notes are not noticeable, so think younger, but can also be deceiving. I guess so about 14 years. 88 points
first smoke, spicy bacon, caraway, coriander seeds, citrus
leathery-dry, the tongue feels a bit dry at the beginning, then from the throat gently soft smoke flows to the tip of the tongue and is harmoniously accompanied by beautiful sweetness.
medium long, dry, soft
- Iodine, salt, lemon, but also metallic, and it's a little unexpected - and not in a good way. Very cool. In the mouth, well balanced. There is everything, sweetness and a slight bitterness, strength and finesse, with smoke as a link. First fill sherry? it was not easy At 46%, it is right to the right degree. Citrus in the finish and a bit of bitterness that evokes coffee.
- Blind tasting.
Really successful malt.
wonderful smoke, spicy and sweet, oranges, tobacco, leather Great nose.
oily, creamy, full, smoke, sweet, fruit, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, salty. Great!!
medium long, sweet and some salt.
- BLIND TASTING
Tip: The nose is great, taste and finish do not seem so melancholy, good 87 points.
- Caol Ila or peated Bunna
- 43 to 46%
- 12 to 16 years
PS: Already had some Ledaig in the glass, here I would never have come on it. Great malt.
beautiful greasy smoke, charcoal, smoked porridge sausage, hot chestnuts, wooden furniture in an old inn with a fireplace, weak passes through some lemon, leather saddle, with water a bit phenolic-medical, matches
dry, medium ingress and slightly sweet, dusty, ash
now looks a little fresher, floral-grassy, medium to long but not so strong
- A very pleasant and supple whisky. The smoke and peat flavors are very pleasant and harmonious. Fruity and sweet elements complete the great taste experience. I like it very much.
Blind tasting: At the first nosing immediately pleasant smoke and peat are present. The smoky note dominates over the slightly earthy peat note. Slightly mineral aromas, the alcohol is harmoniously integrated, otherwise only smoke and peat.
Wooden smoke and slightly fruity peat dominate the first sip. A wonderful mixture of smoke and fruity peat flatter my taste buds before decent sharpness sets.
Wonderfully supple, the finish begins. Of course, smoke and peat are also dominant in the finish. Slightly wooden aromas appear briefly, then smoke and peat ;-)
- One on the sweeter side of the 2004 SV Ledaigs. Less cows and dirt compared to the others, maybe a touch too clean. Comparable to 900172. Still a good one.