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Benromach 2006 - Sassicaia

Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Vintage
2006
Bottled
25.08.2015
Casktype
Sassicaia Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613054639
Added on
12 Sep 2015 11:35 am by whiskas
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.25

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68 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 2006 - Sassicaia

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Definitely a Benromach; Smoke, Malt and Fruit.
    Some nice elements but lacks depth and complexity.
    • Nose
      Highland peat, smoky but not peaty, campfire with notes of burning wood. Next the malt appears, typical Benromach style. Lastly here comes the wine cask, red grapes, red berries, touch of sugary sweetness.
      Noses thin and watery, not one of those sticky dense noses.
      With time the nose picks up pepper and spice.
    • Taste
      Thin on the body. Plenty of sweetness, grape and red fruit notes, malty notes making an appearance. An ashy note arrives along with some sulphur notes. There's some peppery notes in the back as well.
      Lacking a little body and depth though.
      With time the malt and spice pick up in strength and the sulphur notes become ever more prominent.
    • Finish
      Finish is quite long, a little bitter oak, some lasting smoke and some sulphur.

  2. Spits scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great value for his money. 
    • Nose
      Smoke and berries. There's  vanilla,yoghurt-coated raisins and honey roasted cashews. Some Conference pear, too and candle-wax. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      Thick and oily texture, with peppery smoke laden with summer berries.  Fruity like tinned peaches and tangy oranges. A hint of menthol  and salted dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Lovely long and fruity.

  4. Peiler scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. MrBasketball scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, but a slightly weaker Benromach.
    • Nose
      Spicy notes, oak, some wine, also a bit meaty, but overall rather fruity. Lets miss some depth.
    • Taste
      Distinct wine notes, with minimal smoke, a nice spiciness, dry oak
    • Finish
      In the finish, the wine notes are again more unfolding, dry oak, beautiful, slightly tingling mouthfeel.

  8. PeterCr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Light peaty nose. Nice complexity with the sweet tones and light peaty tones combined. The casks used are there in the sweetness and in the hints of oak.Slightly lower score after being open for 4 months, slightly too alcoholic creating some off-balance.
    Score 85 (after opening).
    Score 81-83 (after being open for 4 months).
    • Nose
      Leather, light smoke, cherries, oak, a bit of an alcoholic nose
    • Taste
      Spicy attack, brown sugar, raisins, caramel, oak, some honey

      Some nice earthy wood tones make this an interesting whisky.
    • Finish
      Medium, nce sweetness (raisins, caramel, some vanilla) followed by some heat (spice) and mild tobacco and liquorice in the end

  9. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful balanced Benromach
    • Nose
      , silky grapes, brandy beans, orange peel, whole milk chocolate, black pepper, vanilla
    • Taste
      slightly alcoholic - dry, somewhat brittle, men's chocolate, wood, a bit like violet pastilles
    • Finish
      medium

  10. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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