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BenRiach 18-year-old - Latada

Overall rating
86.65/100
votes
234
Whiskybase ID
WB71708
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Production
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Oak + Madeira Casks Finish
Number of bottles
4001
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Peated
Bottle code
LJ10255
Barcode
5060088799208
Added on
03 sep 2015 4:39 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 137.49

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234 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 18-year-old - Latada

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.65 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hm, kind of yummy, kind of interesting, but strange flavors compilation ... Chimera might hit it. I like the stable / workshop history, but I would probably go for a young Bunna or Ledaig. The creamy sweetie has something, but does not really fit in here. My idea of ​​Madeira is also not really the course and the 18 years Speyside ... I would probably get something dignified elsewhere. So academically interesting, but no over 100 Euro purchase incentive for me.
    • Nose
      "Hello, Islay!" One may think of the first nose, not directly smoke, more so between horse stable and garage / oily blue man, somehow reminiscent of young, peat Bunnahabhain, but not quite so "snotty", but smoother, gentler, also a little flower cut, green apple, Lime ... with water a bit more nut and Werther's real
    • Taste
      the smoke / stall / oil / away component is almost gone, just an association of salt and floral vase water, instead creamy-sweet (white chocolate / sweetened condensed milk to toffee) with white pepper, lime (rather tart-bitter than sour), watermelon bowl
    • Finish
      long, slightly "peated" (salt, bitter, a little tar), but also the creamy sweetness and the white pepper will last a long time

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    who likes it .... can be funny
    • Nose
      directly after pouring without movement: the strongest cowshed after life and exercise: Hello cows! Herbs, and disinfection, everything else is more clue than reality ... cereals,
    • Taste
      Shortly cool then tingling and warming, smoke, cowshed, dark yellow ripe fruit, becoming sweeter, machine oil, vanilla, light wood, getting sweeter, fennel / anise candy, cough syrup, slight bitterness on the back palate
    • Finish
      Coffee bean burnt on the palate, acidity, some smoke, light terpentine with light fruit - long

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Totally unlike any other Madeira whisky I had in the glass. Maybe it's the smoke that does its job as counterpart to the sweetie here. Delicious.
    • Nose
      So first I've got muff. Then maybe a little smoke comes. Quite unlike the other Madeira whiskys. This typical sweetness is more in the background. I'll stop that
    • Taste
      Light smoke and now comes the sweetness. Medium astringent. The alcohol builds up over time. At the end there is something spicy. Delicious.
    • Finish
      Here the smoke comes clearly again. Not quite as sweet as other Madeira whiskys.

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasty at the Whisky Festival 2016. Great whisky, very impressed.
    • Nose
      Kiwi, gooseberry, a beautiful fruity scent with decent peat, which adds another dimension to the scent. Rich, layered. I also discovered lemons and menthol. (94 b)
    • Taste
      Hardly fruity, sweetish with a brutal peat. Sweet, graceful on the tongue, adding a little salty smoked meat and gradually taking over domination. (90 b)

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Should not have stayed longer in the barrel. Excellent cask management, brought into the bottle at the right moment.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Excellent mix of campfire smoke and sweet grapes, nutmeg barbeque sauce, toffees, vanilla
    • Taste
      95 95
      Strong grape sweetness in the onset, tingling oak, smoke is integrated excellently, light oak tones after some time in the mouth, oily, very complex
    • Finish
      95 95
      Oak, sweetness, smoke remains, complex and balanced, nothing stands out unpleasant, filling the mouth, warming the esophagus

  6. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    idiosyncratic, but extremely successful combination of sweet Madeira and Highland smoke
    • Nose
      Smoldering fire in the flower shop. Velvety, smooth peat smoke mingles with the scent of cut flowers (not just flowers, even the cut stems, as tulips have it extremely). Extremely idiosyncratic, but for me extremely coherent combination. Yellow fruits like melon, mango and something acidic (does kiwi smell like that ??). Everything is underlined by sparkling citrus notes, spicy brown sugar and subtle malt wort.
    • Taste
      wet straw and hay (similar to a Port Charlotte), to the now slightly musty smoke and fresh fruit notes. Star fruit and physalis, with melon peel (or slightly sweet cucumber, if there is such a thing). Surprisingly clear vanilla, which was not felt in the nose, with malt sugar
    • Finish
      towards the end again the smoke with a spicy-sharp component.

  7. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    BenRiach 18 Latada
    N smoke discreet and warm yellow fruits
    G warm, comfortable, long sweet finish
    82

  8. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Just great the Madeira finishes of Benriach, the 13-year-old Maderensis Fumosus again crowned!
    • Nose
      Kiwi, nice bonfires on the coast, apricot, some pineapple, apples, clear Madeira flavor, malt and honey
    • Taste
      Sweet tropical fruits, vieeel honey and caramel, in addition this sweet sweet peat note of the campfires, nice power for 46%, apricots, yellow plums, a little light raisins, sweet malt, vanilla, thyme and rosemary
    • Finish
      Wonderfully fruity-peaty, the yellow fruits remain with shell and a little malt and sweet peat, medium to long

  9. James.Braddock scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Fruit and smoke on the nose, very dominant. On the palate again smoke over yellow fruits and white chocolate. Departure short with a light oak note. The smoke note is rather annoying here, otherwise ok.

  10. FeydRautha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Thoma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. elipszis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      dark chocolate
      cherry
      apricot jam
      islay peat (medicinal, herbal)
      the smell is pungent
      wine tickets
      plum
      salty
    • Taste
      92 92
      cocoa butter
      oily
      spicy
      peaty
      cherry
      black forest cake
      plum
      syrup
    • Finish
      91 91
      red berries
      forest fruits
      peaty
      chili
      medium long

  14. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    - very good complex single malt
    - in the end something is missing to make it look as complex as that
    18 years ALBARIZA (sherry)
    • Nose
      distinct campfire smoke, but nicely integrated into sweetness and fruit
    • Taste
      very nice start, restrained and increasing, subtle smoke, plum, harmoniously round
    • Finish
      short finish;
      long smoke-covered Madeira aftertaste

  15. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  16. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice experiment and a bottling that separates opinions, as it sometimes comes up with very special flavors. I like it, but it doesn't quite come close to the Benriach Solstice.
    The issue price, however, was quite excessive.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Medium-strength smoke, which on the one hand has the herbal character typical of the Benriach smoke, on the other hand is also supplemented by a light cowshed smell with damp and dirty straw (towards Bowmore). Sounds strange, but it's not uncomfortable. There is also a maritime note that reminds me of salty sea air. This is accompanied by light, ripe fruits such as peach, orange and dried apricots. There is also honey, a strong vanilla aroma and also tobacco and leather.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice and strong and oily. In the mouth, the herbal Benriach smoke comes into its own again ... as if you had thrown dry leaves and a wheelbarrow full of dry clippings into the fire. In addition peach, orange, cherry, strawberry, oak seasoning, leather, tobacco, honey, salty caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long finish. Cold pipe smoke with vanilla, passion fruit and cherry.

  17. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice palatable malt. I like the combination of Rauch and Madeira and it fits together for me. The Madeira finish can, as has often been the case, be a bit more intense. Overall, however, great Benriach.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Slightly earthy smell, subtle peat smoke, somehow musty, paths, with herbs that no longer look fresh. In addition, there is a little sparse fruitiness of apples, pears, kiwis. Slightly sweet with a certain proportion of peat. This peat smoke dissipates quickly. In addition, in the background there is subtle vanilla and biscuit which, in contrast to the herbs, looks fresher.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong start, more sweetness with tingling oak spice, the peat smoke is a bit clearer and well integrated for me here. Everything looks oily, creamy despite the slight heat. Floral after hay, grain. In addition, fresh, sour fruits like gooseberries, Johnaisberries and a little lemon. Something exotic like peach and melon also come through. The vanilla notes are clearer here. Then there is malt, honey, and again the slightly bland herbs.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, smoky, some ash, becomes drier, the Madeira fruit is still clear but short, then turns into a slight sweetness and some wood.

  18. Highlander65 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    As soon as I bring the glass to my nose, I am flooded with a good aroma of slightly smoky and very mineral peat. I find it hard to recognize other aromas, but I think I catch a lemon peel and a little white chocolate. After a few minutes a very clear note of incense emerges, very particular and pleasant. In the mouth I feel a very dry and tannic body, quite dense, characterized by a very strong peat, a sweet and slightly spicy flavor. The finish is long and sweet.
    Very strange this Benriach, the peat is king and the usual sweet, persuasive and elegant aromas / flavors are not perceived.

  19. DulischM scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The peat smoke is always present in the background, whereby it seems to support the other flavors. The whisky is very complex, only I would like the finish to be stronger and more intense.
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky and earthy at the beginning, followed by aromas of dark fruits such as grapes and berries. Vanilla and citrus aromas of orange and lemon are quickly replaced by dry, spicy wood notes (clove, cinnamon). At the end, I briefly come across something that reminds me of wood glue?
    • Taste
      In the mouth the Latada is again peaty, earthy, smoky with notes of citrus and custard. Something woody becomes oily and nutty, then fruity and berry (blueberry, strawberry).
    • Finish
      The finish is soft, earthy / peaty and slightly sweet.

  20. Wellington1815 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I think a beautiful Madeira smoker, even if it could have been a little more Madeira for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      first nose immediately delicious, alcohol well integrated, tender smoke (more towards the campfire), typical Madeira aroma, raspberries, raisins, a little citrus or orange peel
    • Taste
      84 84
      Pleasant, gentle smoke level, alcohol noticeable but well integrated, aromatic, precise aromas difficult to grasp, spicy, sweet, delicate oak aromas, some vanilla and caramel
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length, creamy, oak tones and smoke aromas stick longer

  21. claymore84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-22-2019
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. SUSPIRIA.FOX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  23. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [Color] dark gold;
    • Nose
      first campfire smoke, sweetness, raisins, grapes, pears;
    • Taste
      Increasing onset, fruity (pears, grapes), sweet (marzipan, honey), light smoke;
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, Madeira and smoke sounding;

  24. Gere scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The first sniff is like wet grass or a bit musty very short and then followed by a light smoky note and delicate citrus and honeydew melon
    • Taste
      Sweet, dried fruits, lemon fruit and woody oak cased in light peat smoke
    • Finish
      long and warm stays long sweet until much later a slight bitter oak note is noticeable

  25. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Significant aromatic smoky note, which at the beginning is briefly savory, but then swings towards cold ash and old engine oil. In addition, a very peculiar fruity sweetness that smells like candied apple and sometimes tropical melon. Very special and strange nose, but very exciting.
    • Taste
      Significantly milder and less confusing than the nose. Mild, smoky and sweet he comes to the tongue. Next much smoke, clearly ashy. Somewhat leathery and dry. The sweet fruitiness of the nose is not so obvious on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Long. Soft but intense in taste. A lot of oak.

  26. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, powerful Riach, the Madeira finish doesn't move too very sweet.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke. Fruits, honey, vanilla, unripe banana, grass, butter, herbals and mint.
    • Taste
      Dry. Salted caramel, tannic oak, lemon peel, barbecue sauce, grape and herbals.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, smoky.

  27. Bosi scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Not a bad whisky, but also a good one ?! As already read in other tasting notes, this bottling offers a very enigmatic flavor mix. Do not skin me, but it's not bad. I will not be smart about this whisky.
    • Nose
      A strange smoke that swirls between heather and musty-mosquit meets citrus flavors, marzipan, prosecco and hints of mint.
    • Taste
      The taste goes towards Islay with earthy notes, but also the sweetness of brown sugar, cream, some pepper and melon.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium to long, with sweetness, herbs and pepper lingering.

  28. Simo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  29. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  30. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I hardly noticed any of the fruitiness and the smoke was too dominant
    • Nose
      the alcohol stings something, cowshed, sweetness, smoke, some fruit
    • Taste
      strong on the palate, neat malt, again the stable, the smoke is stronger
    • Finish
      medium to long, smoke

  31. Portlover did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  32. peat head did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5DlDBz8Lm0

  33. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful BenRiach, clear and unambiguous remains true to the style of the distillery. Particularly beautiful is the influence of Madeira in the nose, where it produces a great complexity between smoke and fruit. In the taste, the fruits lose a bit too fast to bitterness and herbs, otherwise it would be perfect.
    • Nose
      Immediately it is clear that it is a smoky BenRiach: The typical camp fire smoke rises in the nose. The finish in Madeira has many fruits: citrus, peach, honeydew melon and clear acidity of green apple and lime. The smoke retreats over time and combines with some anise and menthol. Acts very refreshing. Behind it freshly cut, green branches from the garden.
    • Taste
      The smoke in the mouth is now stronger and less woody, more classic peaty. Coarsely ground pepper brings some sharpness. This is followed by mixed dried fruits and a little vanilla: apricots, light raisins, papaya. Bitter espresso initiates the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium long and smoky. Getting drier with herbal notes, as you can find in many smoky BenRiach. The fruitcake from the Madeira barrels is still to be felt, but then retreats. It is dominated by cold smoke, some ashes and herbs.

  34. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A nice dram which is worth its money (100€ - 03/2016)
    • Nose
      Very nice peated nose with the usual smoke, salt, barbecue play. Give the dram some seconds so it is able to develop itself! The alcohol disappears and the nose gets more intense. Nice!
    • Taste
      The taste is quite unexpected as the smoke and peat as well as salt and barbecue almost disappeared. The salt is the only element that remains quite stable but you have now also grapes, pepper and herbs.
    • Finish
      The finish (mainly smoky oak) remains for several seconds in the throat! Nevertheless I also have some bitterness which is not purely negative but could have been better.

  35. Dramlicious scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really liked the first two bottlings (Albarzia and Dunder) in the series, although both were not up to my (admittedly high) expectations. Maybe third time’s the charm.

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-29/

  36. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  37. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    There's quite a drastic change here from nose to palate, I can see how it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's certainly mine. 
    • Nose
      Chalky. Grassy peat. Aromatic green herbs, mint, sage, parsley, wintergreen. Honey. A very 'airy' wood note, like standing in a large, empty barn. Some sweet bourbon cask fruit notes as well, banana, pear, apricot, gooseberries. Vanilla custard. 
    • Taste
      Very dry. Charred wood. Earthy peat. Salt. Dry leaves. Unsweetened dry fruits. Bitter citrus. A little bit of road tar.
    • Finish
      Long. Dry corks. Soaked wood in the sun. Dry smoke. Dry ginger ale. Black tea, unsweetened. 

  38. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Color almost like gold. The smoky aroma rises immediately in the nose. Very pleasant smoke, not overwhelming, rather lovely. In addition, something sherryhaftes, must be the influence of the Madeira Pass. Raisins mix, spicy, marzipan. A first sip reveals the great popularity. Not strong, despite the 46%, rather mild, soft, mature - great! Now the oak comes out, vanilla pushes in the foreground. There are whiskys that develop after several minutes of unpleasant tastes. This one is not. He remains faithful to the end. I am very happy. Great malt!

  39. tkoppelaar scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Peat, forest fruits, chewing gum, roasted sugar, nuts, wood
    • Taste
      First fruit, then peat. Forest fruits, banana, caramel, campfire, wood
    • Finish
      Not very long, peaty. Hubabuba chewing gum.

  40. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  42. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Qualitatively between the pleasingly good Alabriza and the somewhat disappointing Dunder, in comparison to the non-smoking 15er I find the post-maturity rather discreet, all in all good to drink
    • Nose
      Hubba Bubba Raspberry, slightly artificial fruit, slightly bubbly, nut, vanilla, some leather, iodine, if you know it, you can also find the smoke, but here of the three 18ner the least, the cooler the whisky the more comes the Brennereicharakter to the fore, fruity, green apple
    • Taste
      short sweet, then dry, sulfur, raspberry, as you notice the Madeira Pass, light dry smoke that increases with time, leather
    • Finish
      dry smoke, apple peel, I think in the end you can hardly distinguish the Dunder and Latada, since the Nachreifung is barely felt here

  43. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A really nice change of sweetness, mixed with smoke from the Highlands ..
    Again a very fine limited edition of Benriach, the distillery is really on the rise ... I am happy to have something else in the small cellar ..
    90P with me

  44. rendelius scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    For me, one of the weakest Benriachs lately. Watery, incoherent and powerless. In contrast to the wonderful Albariza a bitter disappointment for me.

  45. Numwierum scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice sweetness involved in the smoke, gets in my nose. The fruity sweetness is the first thing in the mouth, followed by the strong, spicy, charred oak ... which also smolders after a long finish. It tastes really good ... and if I did not know better, I would say BenRiach is on Islay ;-)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  46. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  47. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very great whisky, it shows again why BenRiach is my favorite distillery.
    • Nose
      Strong and sweet smoke with lots of honey, pear, grapes, and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Spicy with lots of smoke and even more sweetness. A light tingle on the tongue. Dry fruits like apricots, pears and grapes. All together with a slight dry bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, spicy and he still smokes ...

  48. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by BenRiach;

    The BenRiach 18 Years Old Latada is part of the new heavily peated range. Originally matured in American oak casks, the whisky is then finished in Madeira casks.This intriguing new Speyside expression, from the same range as the BenRiach Albariza and Dunder, comes from the traditional "Latada" or trellised vine system on the island of Madeira where the vines are laid out horizontally above the ground on low trellises.Bottled at 46%, at natural colour and non chill filtered, "Latada" is available on a strictly limited basis.Nose: Torrents of campfire peat smoke infuse heather honey and ripe pear. Hints of cantaloupe and candied citrus add to a luscious, crisp balance.Colour: Rich antique gold.Taste: A mouth-watering sweet peat character floods through delicious ripe fruit syrup. Dried apricots combine with warm oak spices and gentle citrus zest, giving a contrasting depth to the long finish.

  49. Willibald did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    ..... from the Official Tasting Notes:

    Nose - Torrents of campfire peat smoke infuse heather honey and ripe pear. Hints of cantaloupe and candied citrus add to a luscious, crisp balance.

    Palate - A mouth-watering sweet peat character floods through delicious ripe fruit syrup. Dried apricots combine with warm oak spices and gentle citrus zest, giving a contrasting depth to the long finis

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