Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

Overall rating
85.59/100
votes
310
Whiskybase ID
WB68938
Category
Single Pot Still
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Château Léoville Barton Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L514931100
Barcode
5011007025694
Bottled for
Mitchell & Son
Added on
08 jun 2015 9:00 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.22

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Whisky reviews for Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

40 users have left 46 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.59 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I would not have thought of an Irish Pot Still blind - the palate will then promote the typical taste, rounded off by the Nachreifung in Bordeaux barrel to light.
    Comparisons with the brothers Green Spot and Yellow Spot are prohibited. The Green Spot Château Léoville Barton stands independently alongside the other bottlings for Mitchell & Son and can hold its own.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The spicy and leathery notes typical of Irish Pot Still are available, but they only want to be found behind the curtain of Bordeaux wine.
      Once you have captured the Pot Still character with your nose, the aromas combine with the most magnificent and discernible notes of green apple alongside milk chocolate and toffee.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong in the beginning with strong influence from the sherry and Bordeauxfass.
      The ripening takes away a little the spiciness and oiliness, makes it more gentle and fruity, but not milder. The proportion of unmalted barley still shows on the tongue - simply unmistakable.
      Oak comes over time and the chocolate from the nose shows up again.
    • Finish
      90 90
      For a long time, this Green Spot sounds like it caresses the tongue with spices and red grapes.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Once again a nice bottling from the house of ''Midleton''. In my opinion, not quite on par with the delicate ''Yellow Spot'', since the Bordeaux casks with their tannins slow down the drinkability a bit at one point or another, but still an expressive and beautifully complex pot still whiskey that lovers of this style can appreciate definitely should have tried.
    • Nose
      The spiciness of the base brandy is immediately present, cumin, curcuma, fenugreek, plus vinous notes of red currants and sour cherries, the tannins of the Bordeaux barrels also speak up, but in addition to the strong French oak, a lighter toasted oak note is also recognizable in the background persists vanilla with a little sherry fruitiness, peaches and tangerine, also some apple, wholemeal biscuits with chocolate coating
    • Taste
      The post-ripening dominates the start with a powerful European oak profile, the tannins first pull out their claws with sour red currants, more sour cherries, then it gets creamier, the basic aging takes over, milk chocolate, lots of vanilla and toasted oak, peach yoghurt, a hint on cherimoya, everything is carried by the expressive brandy with many spices, especially cumin, but also nutmeg and fenugreek are mixed in again
    • Finish
      Medium long, initially gently lining with lots of vanilla and aromatic toasted oak, the milk chocolate contains an increased proportion of cocoa, the hint of cherimoya with its cinnamon mixture of banana and strawberry appears briefly, then the red wine barrels come through and hit the brakes a bit few tannins such as the skins and the crushed seeds of currants, a certain bitterness is also noticeable, but is not unpleasant, at the end a memory of white-fleshed peaches rises up the throat

  4. Larry411 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Bordeaux red wine and Bordeaux made into icing sugar, caramel crème Brulé, Chardonnay, green apples and pears, digestive biscuits, and vanilla cream. This is Bordeaux (leading) + Green Spot (as support), with a bit more presence and a bit thicker mouth feel. If you like Bordeaux and Green Spot, this is the whiskey for you (which is to say, for me). It doesn't have the complexity and richness of Yellow Spot or Blue Spot, but that's not necessarily a bad thing: it highlights the Bordeaux character.

  5. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Thatch scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This malt really picked me up. He wraps you in a warm blanket and hands you mulled wine and Stollen.
    Fruity on the nose, with the typical hints of red wine. Very round, very pleasant. Marzipan and vanilla are added.
    In the taste then to the sweet fruit more Christmassy spices. Full and aromatic, gorgeous!
    The finish is more characterized by tannic spiciness and bitterness, but pleasant. The fruit is fading, and is quite short overall.
    It's definitely on the wish list.

  7. Monstruo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Drum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I like it, find it milder with a bit of water, it takes the edge off a bit. But really a nice whiskey.
    • Nose
      Very cute... wow. Fruity, especially pineapple, I had quite clearly. In addition sweet pastries, marzipan and moist marzipan cake.
    • Taste
      Tingling on the tongue and a slight pepperiness. Sweet, again marzipan, fruit punch, spicy and astringent.
    • Finish
      Quite a short finish, nougat, pralines and very mild and warm. Dry afterwards and a marginal (!) bitter note or bitter almonds? What stays longer is a gentle note of honey in the mouth.

  9. joeynoreen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. g00se scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I think the nose is great. Here I also notice more the sherry cask and less the wine cask. The taste switches and from here the whiskey seems a bit too artificial. Not bad, but since I'm not too keen on aging in wine casks, this one doesn't get high marks from me either. Still interesting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Oh! It smells good and is very present in the nose right from the start. Nice sweet sherry flavors and spicy wood. I like the raspberry-strawberry mousse, as do the ginger biscuits. Pears, honey and some vanilla. Responds very well to hand warmth
    • Taste
      83 83
      Uhh here at the beginning a lot of wood, which slowly turns from ginger to a sparkling berry fruit. A rollercoaster of impressions 4 sure. In the taste, I find the wine notes most likely.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Beautifully berry-fruity and sparkling wood spice.
      No off notes or bitterness.
      Simple but good.

  12. Gwynbleidd_of_Karpat scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Strong wine influence, full body, apricorn, šupka z marhule, after some time vanila sweetnes
    • Taste
      92 92
      Apricorn, dark fruits, red fruits, wood, bitternes, dark chocollate, taste note I can identify, I think its single pot stil influnece,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sweetnes and potstill

  13. Tordeaux scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It's Green Spot Irish single pot still whiskey which was initially matured as the traditional green spot, and was then finished for 12-24 months in French in ex-Bordeaux red wine casks.

    This is the first edition in the 'Wine Geese' series, followed by Green Spot Chateau Montelena released in 2017, both of which feature whiskey finished in casks from wineries run by Irish winemakers around the world.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh, fruity (pears, green apples, strawberries), honey, vanilla, raspberries, spicy (ginger, nutmeg, pepper)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, buttery, creamy, fresh, honey, vanilla, white fruit (apples, pears, bananas, melons, peaches), red berries
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, drying, fruity

  16. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Immediately reminds me of dry red wine, cress on cotton wool, dried herbs, nuts, caramel, marzipan, some earth, dark dried fruits, some wild berry jam, dark honey, various spices, grasses and also slightly that Irish potstill note, which I also use in a red Breast always have
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, marzipan, any syrup, absolutely ultra sweet, then nuts, some wood and here again that Irish potstill note

  17. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. M134481 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Nuts (hazelnut and walnut), lemongrass, burnt sugar, perfume, and spicy
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel fudge, vanilla, white pepper, honey, wood
    • Finish
      85 85
      Wet wood, honey, white pepper, vanilla and caramel fudge

  19. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  20. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-27-2020.

  21. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting and rich whiskey that can really be explored.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Ripe/brown bananas, red apples, ripe pears, wine/sherry. Just wonderful and very fruity. Later comes vanilla and caramel. As the caramel gets more pronounced, the fruits fade away.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Very fruity and an explosion of flavour. The wine is very clear. Notes of banana, wine, vanilla, caramel. The whiskey is full bodied, sweet and round, but a bit young (the alcohol stand out, and it's only 46%). This whiskey tastes a lot like a sherry matured one.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry red wine, red grapes, sweetness. The finish is long lasting, but not very pronounced or complex. It's a lot like just red wine.

  22. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very successful wine barrel finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  23. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  24. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    one of two variations of the green spot in red wine!
    • Nose
      fruity sweetness, malty, a little brioche!
    • Taste
      a little spice, but above all the sweetness persists with slightly maderised fruits, a little cooked wine, a little honey!
      the dry and sweet wood, the malt present, a little corn bread, it is unctuous and creamy!
      full of vanilla on the way back!
    • Finish
      short, despite the 46 °, it goes quickly from memory, it requires to take another glass!

  25. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Great Irish Pure Pott Still;
    Limited Edition: 4,000 bottles
    • Nose
      full red grapes, wine, dark fruit, berries, oak;
    • Taste
      powerful onset, fruity, spicy, lots of red wine, some sherry, then oak and spices, vanilla, great complex;
    • Finish
      mid-length finish, with red wine and dark chocolate in the finish;

  26. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting. 

    The colour is old gold and the texture shows small tears with medium fast legs.  The nose offers a sour-sweet and somewhat peppery profile that leaves no lasting impression.  No flaws but nothing remarkable either.  It arrives warming and peppery in the mouth with some drying moments.  The taste is sweet and (just a little) winey without flaws or highlights.  The finish is short and unremarkable, too (except for the minor dryness at the end).  Water just flattens the dram.  

    This is a dram I will not remember in two hours from now...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  29. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Leathery. Some tobacco. Dry red wine. Oatmeal cookies. Sweet sherry. Shortbread.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy. Sweet sherry. Dry red wine.
    • Finish
      Medium. Delicious. Will dry, but remains aromatic.

  30. wheatfield scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Medium gold pour. Nose is on the light side with cereal grains, some cream/butter, alcohol esters, and a touch of red berries. Mouth easy and non-offensive, doesn't take much of a position. Light cereal grains, light grass, some sweeter red berries. Alcohol all along the palate. Similar to regular Green Spot of course, but a tad sweeter and less grainy. Good!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great whiskey with an outstanding price / performance ratio.
    • Nose
      First leathery and some tobacco. Then show dry red wine and sweet sherry. In addition sweet doughy associations after oat biscuits and shortbread.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy. Both the sherry and red wine notes go by in turns. Sometimes sweet and fruity, then again winy and dry.
    • Finish
      Medium. Delicious. Will be dry but remains aromatic.

  32. Bosi scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Having been a little disappointed at first, lacking the crisp, light-fruited character of the Standard Green Spot, I find the whiskey to be always better over time. The finish is well integrated, the taste is tasty, but the typical Pot Still flavors are somewhat in the background.
    nac
    • Nose
      The aroma clearly shows the wine finish: cherries and strawberries are found first. After a short while honey, leather and freshly beaten wood follow. Spices float above everything, like cinnamon and clove.
    • Taste
      The taste is also quite vinous: dry, slightly bitter with red berries, must, milk chocolate and pepper.
    • Finish
      The medium-long finish remains almost exclusively in the mouth and also show spices and a certain bitter sweetness.

  33. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Butter, nuts, berries and citrus dominant, plenty of penetrating
    mustard to clean the nasal. Fume of farm, subtle honey and vanilla,
    dressed with uplifting resinous aroma from the sherry cask, whiff of off
    track wood shave. Smells what it should be.

    P- Mineral sweet, soda of berries and
    fruits. Rich mouthfeel with fine married of various oaks. Nutty,
    roasted sunflower seed and creamy.

    F- Medium, sherry dry, spicy and pleasantly spiky coating that lasts for long time.

    — at The Whiskey Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  34. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Empty Glass of Red Wine

    Most of us know the Irish pot still Green Spot (as well as the Yellow Spot), but now Green Spot released a whiskey that was finished on wine casks from the Château Léoville Barton. This is a wine domain in Bordeaux in the village Saint-Julien. The Léoville Barton wines are dominated by the cabernet grape. I wonder what that will do to this pot still whiskey.

    The nose is dry and buttery at the same time. Weird, but pleasant enough. Sweet grain cookies go hand in hand with crème brûlée, a hint of baby breath (not an offnote!) and a touch of tannins. Smells a bit like an empty glass of red wine the next day.

    The palate is nicely balanced between sweet and, well, winey. There is a bitter touch of the cask which works to the whiskey’s advantage in this case. All sweetness of caramel now. The second sip adds a nice dose of cooked fruit. Think strawberry and peach, but also some squashed banana.

    The finish is medium long on the same.

    The first sip did not rock my boat, but it grew on me. Nice balance for sure. Between 50 and 60 EUR.

  35. Daren scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  36. Daren scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Buy at any time !!! An Irishman falling in love. The price varies greatly depending on the dealer. The finish is exactly to my taste and the malt is in tune. The wine fits perfectly here and the overall picture fits.
    • Nose
      At the beginning already a dry nose, coupled with a bittersweet fruitiness.
      Clear spiciness and, quite clearly, a dominant influence of wine.
      After a short while the whiskey shows its origin. The typical "pot-still-character" - a bit spicy with spicy malt, paired with leathery nuances.
      Since a Bordeaux wine is involved, the good guy should get some time.

      Finally comes that I often have with wine storage and love so much - the milk chocolate. This fragrance is very present and nestles gently up the glass wall. I can not resist a slight grin.
      Fresh herbs and floral notes that bring a gentle flowery, come into play now.
      Even the previous sherry, who was present at the first ripening, is now a bit clearer to hear, but IMHO only very discreet.
      Beautiful and clear is here rather the apple scent. Unlike the regular GREEN SPOT, which has noticeably green apples in my nose that I really like, these are sugared, baked apples wrapped in pudding in a pastry slug. Delicious!
      The pudding could also be a creamy-vanilla nose, similar to Toffee's and creamy sweets. Something like plastic resonates, but is rather subtle and not annoying.
    • Taste
      A delicate spiciness and pepperiness at the beginning, paired with a rising berry sweetness and a dominant dry finish.
      The milk chocolate is clear and the apples and orchard fruits are also present. All paired with a beautiful, wonderfully integrated bitterness.
      What I like here is that it comes with a light sherry touch, but does not come to the fore.
    • Finish
      Medium long with a pleasant, oily bitterness

  37. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Lovely nosing whiskey, but just a little too sweet for me. If you are into super sweet bottles (like say Nector d'Or), than this will be right in your wheelhouse. A real dessert dram. Improves a bit with a few drops of water and time in the glass. A well crafted whiskey and good at what it does. However, for me it's almost sickly sweet and hard to have more than one in a night.

  38. xx garuda scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  39. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Blind tasting no 2. Some sherry here for sure, a little rubbery and toasted too, some ash or charred wood or all of the above. Very Auchentoshan, so close to the distillery profile. Creamy butterscotch, plastic wrappers and clay biscuits also noteworthy descriptors.
    T: Ok, it has a softer arrival than I had imagined. Quite rich, a little peppery and some burnt rubbery wood & polystyrene.
    F: Clay putty - from Irish pot still, is this Irish? Finishes on a light, bitter-sour with dry clay and sherry but with a short bitter conclusion. Definitely looking Irish.
    C: Good stuff on first impressions but one that may become a little grating? Finish is the best, most curious part. So, it's revealed, an Irish whiskey with 7-10 years in bourbon with a Bordeaux finish of 1-2 years. Next up No.3: WB

    Scores a C+

  40. mQkz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Awarded as Worlds Best Single Pot Still by The World Whiskies Awards 2016.

    http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/green-spot-ch-teau-l-oville-barton.25843.html

  41. Koalafant scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A bit more unusual compared to the otherwise straightforward Pot Still Whiskeys. 82/100
    • Nose
      Fruitiness and great wine notes paired with a dry citrus note.
    • Taste
      Slight alcoholic sharpness with an interplay between sweet and dry fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Long and dry. After the third sip a bit bitter.

  42. Bona scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    if you like irish whiskey, try it- very sweet and malty (typical pot still), the wine finish is well integrated and brings berry and fruits to it. Finish is medium long. To me the best of the Spot Whiskeys, far better than the usual Green Spot

    I kinda liked it, but I love stronger ditillery characteristics and more dominant wine influence in malts. So this is an easy dram to start an evening with. 85P

  43. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  44. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Millet grain sweetness and apple-oaked vanillas, with a softer edge to the standard [NAS] Green Spot WB. 
    T: Lots of power on the palate and building,….. just manages to stay in control of itself. Sugars hide some astringency
    F: A good waxy finish with a generous helping of single-grain vanillas 
    C: Reasonably priced, reasonable malt.

    Scores a C+

  45. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A nice variation of the classic Green Spot, reasonnabily priced.

    Tasted at Whiskey Live Paris 2015.
    • Nose
      Pot still, sweet. Red wine influence : tanins, grapefruit and something like sherry.
    • Taste
      Winey, a bit bitter and less oily than usual with the pot still.
    • Finish
      Medium long

  46. yoparachatta scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Delicious
    • Nose
      Empty wine glass, mouthwatering creme brulee, indian spices, wood varnish (the nice one).
    • Taste
      An explosion of cooked fruits and caramel goodness. Alot of caramel, in a good way.
    • Finish
      Perfect balance, the wooded wine notes go on and on. Very mouthwatering.

  47. datenhandschuh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Producer's Tasting Notes:

    Nose:It is the contribution of the French oak which drives the initial aroma adding some crisp woodland notes to the spicy Single Pot Still character. The wine seasoning brings a delicate touch of floral perfume and a hint of ripe berries such as raspberries and strawberries, these are in addition to the orchard fruits typical of Green Spot.

    Taste:

    The familiar mouth coating effect is a very satisfying balance of oak and spices. Some vanilla sweetness works in harmony with the dry wine influence, while the fresh orchard fruits and French oak combine effortlessly with barley grains to complete the complexity.

    Finish:

    The rich French oak character is slow to fade leaving the wine and spices, of France and Ireland, with the last word.

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