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Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Wine Cask
Vintage
1994
Bottled
10.2015
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Cask Finish (02.2006)
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2015 11:08 am by DDiep
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92.00

53 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior Northern&Isles
98
Expert Senior schero
94
Member Senior mokkori
93
Member Senior trodo
92
Expert Junior Hohenthanner
92
Expert Senior Berghain
91
Connoisseur hs305
90
Connoisseur ARDBERG
90
Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
90
Member Senior Gwhisky1
90
Member Senior maximobeat
90
Expert Senior Cetarac
90
Member Senior RolfvanderSteen
90
Expert Senior riesenwattwurm
90
Specialist KayMeertens
90
Expert Junior nhuber
90
Expert Senior jocmueller
89
Expert Senior hansetho
89
Expert Senior zormik
89
Expert Junior Unifasdor
89
Connoisseur QuarterCentury
89
Member Senior OffsideMcLarsen
89
Expert Senior WFarchive
89
Member Senior HermanWJS
89
Expert Senior smokyhead
89
Expert Senior Maltbehr64
89
Member Senior legionofflames
89
Expert Senior whiskytornado
89
Expert Senior hfos
89
Connoisseur stefsel111
89
Expert Senior Vloebi
88
Expert Junior Rambonello
88
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde
88
Connoisseur markjedi1
88
Expert Senior galgenfisch
88
Expert Senior bokhanov
88
Expert Senior Neptune
88
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
88
Expert Junior Indianerhäuptling
87
Member Senior fjharms
87
Expert Senior Tomek
87
Expert Senior LaphiLauer
87
Expert Senior Tom03
87
Connoisseur Achany
87
Specialist Amsterdam
87
Expert Senior mrufka
87
Expert Junior Ansivalero
86
Connoisseur MaltMartin
86
Expert Senior breste
86
Expert Senior Leopold
86
Connoisseur JacobaEd
85
Member Junior Martin1
85
Connoisseur Georges
84

49 × in collection

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Expert Senior Neptune
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Expert Senior Northern&Isles
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Connoisseur QuarterCentury
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Expert Senior red71
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Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
24
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

16 Notes

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
21 Dec 2016 11:31 pm
schero gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Bananenbrot, überreife Mango, süße Orange, Vanille, Tabak und Eiche, Zuckerwatte, es riecht schon ölig und cremig, mit der Zeit kommen Bonbons dazu

Taste

Ölig und cremig wie angekündigt, dicker süßer Traubenmost, gelbe Früchte, hier dominiert das Sauternesfass so sehr, dass selbst die Eiche Probleme hat vorbei zu blitzen

Finish

You can't beat age. Der Junge ist reif. Das geht mir beim Runterschlucken als erstes durch den Kopf. Die Öligkeit und Cremigkeit bleiben schön haften. Hier kommt dann auch schöne Eiche dazu, aber sehr angenehm. Dazu Trauben, Trauben Trauben! 

Comments

Ich liebe diesen Malt. 


Ich schenke ihn immer ein, gebe ihm ein wenig Wasser und lasse ihn mindestens 15min stehen. So auch hier. So entfaltet er sich zu einer komplexen Granate! 
Trinker sind Weltretter My Collection www.whiskyinstitut.de
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
28 Jun 2017 1:52 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[February, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 95 Euro in December, 2015.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a very sweet fruity and honeyed profile with great sweet wine aromas that is dangerously quaffable.  Actually it is a double maturation as it matured in a bourbon cask before it was filled into Sauternes barriques in February, 2006.

There is no accounting for taste...
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
25 Dec 2016 11:27 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
80
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
25 Dec 2016 11:31 pm
Georges gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sweet, fruity (apricots, tropical, pears), orange marmalade, earthy, herbs, oaky, honey, vanilla

Taste

Sweet, fresh, fruity (pineapples, pears, tangerines, apricots, grapes), vanilla

Finish

Medium long, oranges, spicy, oaky

Comments
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
21 Dec 2016 8:51 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
83
Presentation
85
My Collection
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
25 Oct 2016 8:26 am
Achany gave this whisky 87 points

the influence of the Sauternes cask is sensational! so much sweetness in there, incredible. does get better the more time you give this dram to breathe.

Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
87
Presentation
87
hfos
Expert Senior hfos Review note
11 Oct 2016 11:54 pm
hfos gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
84
zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
11 Sep 2016 2:04 pm
zormik gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
88
stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
27 Jul 2016 12:40 am
stefsel111 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
88
My Collection
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
24 May 2016 6:20 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 88 points

Forest Walk after the Rain

This Craigellachie was finished on a Sauternes cask. Well, not quite. Can you still call it a finish if you know that the whisky was re-casked to Sauternes in 2006? That is more a double maturation, no? It does have a beautiful dark color. I wonder what influence the wine has had on this whisky.

Well, the nose is very fruity and sweet. Think apricot pastry on steroids. Loads of earthy notes and something of a forest walk after a rain shower, spiced up with baker’s spices. Some toasted oak. Juicy pear kicks in, drenched in acacia honey. Mirabelles, green grapes and some vanilla. Wonderful!

Sturdy arrival that leans enormously towards the wine. Jam of rhubarb and Reine Claude pears. Pineapple in its own juice. Mandarin. Candied apricot. Fanta lemon. Becomes sweet and sour: a lot of sweet, just a tad sour. This works well. I am pleasantly surprised.

The medium long finish is wonderfully warm on oranges and spices.

This is without a doubt the best Craigellachie I have tried so far. Thanks, Dominic.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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