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Ardbeg Supernova

Overall rating
89.12/100
votes
417
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
19.03.2009
Number of bottles
21000
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L9 078
Barcode
5010494181289
Added on
05 Feb 2018 4:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 412.28

117 × in wishlist

417 × member ratings

1611 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Supernova

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I'm in love!
    fabulous
    This whisky has to offer new variations of its flavors with each sip
    his youthful power mixes with the skill and the experience
    his master

    yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      Peat fire in the fog
      burnt cold wood
      Smoke from bacon smoking
      caramel
      Lemons
      pine needles
      fresh fish
      sweet vanilla
      a very male nose
      that smells of adventure and danger
    • Taste
      Suddenly you feel smooth and cool
      very pleasant a peat fire on your tongue
      and yet it is hot and makes your tongue glow
      cools down again
      You have sweet peat in your mouth
      with vanilla and the taste of an old car repair shop
      a burnt down cold hearth
    • Finish
      Burnt with hot smoke and cold ashes
      Malt that changes from sweet and smoky to dry and salty
      a constant interplay
      to the end wet and salt liquorice in the midst of a cooled fire

  2. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

    Even less power then Ardbog have!
    Pity the sadsess!

  3. gango4 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Only a little bit in the mouth and let mix with saliva for a long time.
    • Nose
      First closed and clearly alcoholic. Distinct smoke with malt.
    • Taste
      Powerful and smoky, burning not too strong. Something teen.
    • Finish
      Typical Ardbeg finish. Smoke.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very nice grenade. A must for every smoke lover!
    • Nose
      actually not very smoky in the beginning but more light fruit, a bit of banana, vanilla, the classic Ardbegsüße is there, a touch of cinnamon, yes ok and the smoke is there, but not as intense as expected, the smoke goes hand in hand with the cinnamon note, caramel, a bit of grated lemon zest, malt with water I still find salted fish
    • Taste
      ok here is the smoke now omnipresent, intense, powerful, here too cinnamon, sweet, banana, salty, vanilla, some pepper, wow is the smoky, there can not keep Octomore, as if you had kindled a campfire in the mouth with water, it becomes extremely creamy, almost syrupy, nothing changes in the aroma cargo
    • Finish
      Smoke, smoke, smoke, dry, the whole mouth is full of it, the banana lingers for quite a long time, slightly sweet, warming, the smoke lasts indefinitely

  5. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very expressive Ardbeg, I like it very much, but is really almost more intensive care than Islay holidays ...
    • Nose
      Zirtone, tar, asphalt, smoke and iodine characterize the beginning, strongly medically - adhesive plaster / leucoplastic, menthol and more and more cold smoke in the background;
    • Taste
      Extremely medinaine: Heftplaster, Leukoplast, gauze bandage and a whole load of hospital odors, spicy, dry and peppery; plus some hard-to-define spice (cinnamon?);
    • Finish
      Violent, enormously powerful, extremely medically, spicy;

  6. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Nose: terrific - full of aromatic smoke, tar and warm ash, maritime flavors, lots of lemon and vanilla, a bit earthy and a hint of nuts is also present, old tea leaves. Very aromatic and powerful this supernova. Rather on the harsh side which makes him extremely interesting in the nose.
    Taste: what a strong and full on, glowing ashes, sweet and sour peaty at the same time, a lot of vanilla, salt and lemon. Backwards in the long finish then with burned wood and anise quite spicy. Again lots of salt and lemon - a constant back and forth between fruity freshness, salty notes and tartly warm smoke.
    Great part - with such bottlings Ardbeg has rightly built up its reputation. Like all other supernovas, a top-notch malt!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Malty-Malt scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Smoother and more balanced than the SN2010 but also more reluctant. Not bad.
    • Nose
      Fruity, peat and smoke, lemony
    • Taste
      Punchy, sweet peat and smoke, lemony
    • Finish
      Long and warm, a tad bitter in the end

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