Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
18 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
47.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2015 5:05 pm by mister glenfarclas
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.00

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57 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalmore 1996 MBl

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a Dalmore! The PX-Cask has done a good job and bequeathed many good and delicious flavors to Dalmore. Spicy and intense fruit dominate the nose, the taste of Dalmore convinces me as well. The subtle sharpness harmonizes very well with the fruity and wooden elements. A great Dalmore and again a Maltman bottling which inspires me. Unfortunately, I only had one sample of the delicious drop. My 91 points from another tasting are hereby confirmed!
    • Nose
      Outside, it's been dark for a long time, I'm sitting on the couch by candlelight, the Dalmore shimmers mysterious in the glass, I close my eyes and take a deep breath ...

      Intense PX flavors blend with fruity orange slices, dried plums and date disappear into a fine leather note. Milk chocolate and dark berries give a wonderful aroma, the alcohol is increasingly intense, apricots and peaches are added. The fine leathery aroma retreats, the fruit becomes more intense and sweeter. Cherries or morello cherries rise from the intense fruit note and end in spicy wood tones.
    • Taste
      Cool and dry wood notes hit the tongue at the first sip. Slightly sour fruit notes immediately turn into creamy sweetness. Spicy notes of wood are whitewashed after a few seconds of the creamy sweetness, milk chocolate is slowly bitter. Again, a touch of leather is noticeable. The leather is getting more intense, peppery sharpness is created. Spicy notes mix with sticky sour cherry juice. From the fruity notes of wood rises an aroma of ripe and juicy oranges, above all lies a pleasant sharpness.
    • Finish
      The taste still exudes a spicy and peppery pungency. Slightly tart and dry logs come into their own, a touch of leather and tobacco flashes briefly. The cherry and orange aroma comes to the fore again in the finish. Relatively shallow and mild the finish sounds medium long. It remains a subtly bitter and dry woody aroma.

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 88plus Bus scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Independent note, which I think is good. Nothing for small sips that I usually take; he wants to paint the oral cavity, otherwise the Dalmore comes rather a bit warm and dry, like bleeding gums, therefore.
    With decent capacity, a nice spice from the sherry barrel opens up, which is uncomplicated.
    Fine thing, you can have, compared to a Parliament but deductions in decorating the fruit basket and in the depth of the impression that the Dalmore leaves with me. 88-89 points.

  4. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a sherry board. But a perfect barrel, who gets along with the fat sweetness will be thrilled.
    A little (!) Of water takes away a bit of the sweetness of the fat, then appears more balanced and with additional fruit notes.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tobacco, Liebstöckl, old sewing machine oil, a touch of coal smoke. Dark cherries, dense and compact. Oranges, banana, mango. Maple syrup and block malt. Expressive with neat depth.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Tacky sweet, fat, rich sherry on the go. Then fine spices (white pepper), candied oranges, dried fruits, figs, tobacco.

      Tacky sweet, rather fatty, rich sweet sherry, figs, yellow dried fruits, raisins, oranges, tobacco. Full. Some ginger. Tight & full.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Immediately rich nutty Oloroso sherry, rich sweet, intense, persistent, long. Sticks on the palate for a long time, but is not quite as sweet as before. Lots of tobacco leaves and some machine oil. Maple syrup.

  5. DavidH. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. edhunter15 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    (Blank sample)
    This whisky convinces as a pleasantly tasty and at the same time complex sherry malt, which makes fun again with interesting new fruit flavors and stands out something from the multitude of similar tasting sherry whiskys. Especially the mulled wine note make it an ideal Christmas whisky!
    • Nose
      Great sherry aromas of sweet vinous fruits (forest berry gum, ripe cherries, some woodruff) and creamy milk chocolate determine the first nose. These aromas merge into a dominant sugary mulled wine sweetie and warm cocoa with cream. In the background there is also a pleasant nutty oak (roasted almonds / walnuts). After the first sip, the malt becomes a bit spicier and more woody, which also makes the nut aromas clearer. These are joined by creamy milk coffee notes and subtly spicy forest honey flavor and some maple syrup.
    • Taste
      The mouth immediately fills with creamy chocolate, caramel candies, roasted almonds and brittle. Sweet sherry is also present with pleasant cherry notes and aromatic mulled wine sweets.
    • Finish
      The finish reveals an interplay of spicy nutty oak and more creamy flavors, ranging from walnut cream liqueur over coffee and cocoa with cream to distinct vanilla flavors.

  7. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Ripe plums, juice oranges, mint. Cocoa, sweet tobacco. Nice combination of sweetness and old wood.
    • Taste
      Dark fruits, sweet honey, dark grapes. Bitter chocolate. Dry.

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A big sherry hit, intense and complex. An enticing nose with a very lush
    mouthfeel. Bottled at the right time, this maintains a perfect balance
    of distillery character, cask spices and fruity richness. So far this is
    the nicest Dalmore I've had in my glass - smooth, sweet, fruity,
    chocolaty, and lovely spicy. Very good whisky making indeed!

    • Nose
      Big sherried nose with overripe cherries, apricots and prunes. Sticky
      sweet maple syrup notes emerge, complemented by liquorice, brandy
      pralinés in dark chocolate, and a whiff of tobacco leafes. Extremely
    • Taste
      Sweet start on the palate with loads of sherry. Turns sweeter with
      Christmas cake, cherries, and juicy treacle coated sherried fruit. This
      is followed by warm and spicy oak, cinnamon, fine marzipan and a wee
      touch of cloves. Dark chocolate. notes of tobacco and leather, and a
      delicate nuttiness lovely linger towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, sweet, smooth and pleasantly warm. Lingering
      notes of dark chocolate, superbly mixed with nutty flavours, coffee
      beans, and a slightly herbal touch on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Despite
      the presence of sherry, more yellow fruit is coming through with a few
      drops of water, especially apricots. Creamy with subtle spicy oak. The
      sweetness is increasing on the palate while the spiciness becomes
      slightly vibrant with oak, cinnamon and cloves. Chocolate, liquorice and
      tender nutty flavours in the back. The finish is still long with tamed
      sweetness, dry chocolate and expresso notes with slightly bitter tobacco
      notes towards the end.

  9. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky. I do not know many Dalmore, but I like it a lot. The whisky is much drier than I would have expected by PX maturation, but that does not hurt the enjoyment in any way.
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour notes fight each other, sweet sherry, sour dark cherries, Eckes Edelkirsch, with time more intense and darker, even if in the background slight grassy impressions stop and also a hint of citrus fruits, the cherries remain dominant, tobacco
    • Taste
      Gentle onset, very soft, velvety body, but then it becomes slightly astringent, sweet, with honey poured cherries, chocolate, some oak, at the same time dry and sweet
    • Finish
      At first, the finish is soft and sweet, followed by dry oak, cocoa and again this slightly sour impression of cherries. Everything is so beautiful that I'm almost disappointed that the finish is no longer, but he is already quite long.

  10. Murxus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sweet wild-honeyed nose but...
    ...never had an PX so dry like this. Expressive and adstringent wood so you won´t believe its JUST 18yo - if you hate wood influence leave it.
    ... The nose is wonderful, I could take a bath in it ;-)

    Exceptionell Dram, may be adorable. Thanks to Psyk0man from TWS!


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