Ledaig 1972 AC

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Stated Age
42 years old
Dark Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 apr 2015 4:37 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 599.90

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1972 AC

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.93 points.

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    great, complex Schnüffelstoff, for its enormous age still very fruity and restrained wood content
    • Nose
      red grape juice, old balsamic vinegar, a trace of residual smoke interwoven in oriental spices, frankincense ?, herbal sweets, freshly cooked strawberry / raspberry jam, red berry, rosehip tea
    • Taste
      Grape-cherry juice spritzer, raspberry syrup, red Campinobonbons, currant juice, furniture polish with a hint of wood glue, oak, leather
    • Finish
      fruity, ultra long, becoming drier in the finale

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  3. Drum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I liked the Ledaig 1972 quite a lot, it had a nice strong attack and it convinced me with its tart, masculine aromas.
    • Nose
      Very soft on the nose, sherry, leather and a dark sweetness without dominating. Wood polish, slightly tart with sultanas and truffles made from dark chocolate and cocoa cream.
    • Taste
      Sherry with a strong start, tobacco (cigar), leather and menthol-ethereal, wood and dry.
    • Finish
      Warm, leather and tobacco, now towards pipe tobacco, tart-sweet aromas, maggi and slightly astringent, with black coffee and quite long. At the very end I have the chocolate truffle with Herrenschokolade again.

  4. Sommelier scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    Perfect mix of sweetness, fruit, caramel and smoke. A real dream

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Milky chocolate goodness, some spices in the mix - agree with penumbra on the indian spice notes.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Sweet and warming, complexity is at infinite. Roasted coffee seeds, oak tree bark, pine tree scent, eucalyptus oil, beeswax and many more. Unfortunately the sample I received had a leak, so lesser. :(
    • Finish
      92 92
      Mint fresh with rosemary and cumin seeds.

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Another 1972 great wine, as Tobermory's peat second card, Ledaig has always performed extremely well. This wine has several points that stand out. First, Shirley's flavor is very obvious. This obviously does not mean that it has the deep feeling of Macallan and Glendronach, but its flavor is similar to dry snow such as Oloroso and Amontillado. Li is particularly similar; the second is that the barrel Chen of the ultra-high vintage does not bring any disgusting woody taste, and the wine is extremely strong; the third is the combination of smoke, spices and Shirley, which has a so-called oriental Zen meaning, It is better than the standard Karuizawa that I have drunk.
    • Nose
      Very smoky, Southeast Asian Hindu or Buddhist temple, woody spices, English milk tea, wasabi, Korean chutney. You can experience the delicious fermentation of Oloroso and Amontillado's similar soybean fermentation, grape vinegar. Rosemary, honey, toffee, string incense, deep and light black fruits, cocoa beans, fragrant leaves, deep roasted coffee beans, leather.
    • Taste
      Fruit acid, brown sugar, sherry, coffee, white chocolate flavored oak, tea, spices, black chocolate.

      It is fuller, richer in fat, obvious in sweetness, no tannins, very low acidity, and no bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, black, and cinnamon sticks.

  7. Cobo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional malt ... very impressive ...
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dark chocolate, milky coffee, rum plums, elegant old sherry, tobacco, a little bit of smoke and a bit more peat, furniture polish, extremely complex with a nice, fragrant, sweet note, cocoa powder, raspberries, pocket coffee
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweetish complex, slightly acidic, intense sherry, leather, beautiful oak, brown sugar, roasted aromas, more and more peat occurs from the background, mustard and again the dark chocolate
    • Finish
      91 91
      in the beginning still sweet and peaty, the longer you wait, the more mint comes to you, very interesting, although the start something

  8. moving_coil scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    This is probably as good as some of those Karuizawa's bottled at a similar age/vintage

    Phenomenally detailed umami oloroso verging on PX type texture with roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Gentle combustion of smoke with an exquisitely long finish.

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An oriental spice box, a herb garden, A basket full of red berries and plums. Perfect with wild boar goulash with plum chutney. Great in the fall and the pre-Christmas season, enjoyed in an old leather chair. impressive.


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