Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

Overall rating
Single Pot Still
Distillery Bottling
Château Léoville Barton Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Mitchell & Son
Added on
08 Jun 2015 9:00 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 59.28

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Whisky Reviews for Green Spot Château Léoville Barton

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 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.

  2. wisekycourse 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. volker40sw scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-27-2020.

  6. 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.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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;

  10. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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