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Aberfeldy 1999 GM

Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1999
Bottled
17.12.2015
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Hogsheads & Bourbon Barrel
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
151969
Barcode
5020613048911
Added on
12 Feb 2016 6:14 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51,89

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Whisky Reviews for Aberfeldy 1999 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.86 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2018]  I bought this bottle for 51 Euro in November, 2016 because Jim scored this whisky with 95 points (he never rated a whisky better than 97.5) so this must be an outstanding dram.  Serge on the other side rated it 82 points only what means it is average at best.  Who is right?  We will see...

    ...this is a fine and delicious dram for sure but it is not outstanding according to my taste buds.  It is a good example to not blindly follow the "experts":  If you go with Jim you might be disappointed and if you go with Serge you might miss a very delicate and affordable dram.  So build your own taste and judgement about what you like (which means: drink a lot of different whiskies - that is what they are made for!)...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the texture shows a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass that slowly builds tears with slow moving legs. The nose offers a sour-sweet sherry profile with red apples, oranges, plums, wet raisins and spicy wooden notes besides a touch of old vinegar. Not bold but nicely balanced and delicate - one to nose for quite a while to find all the different aromas. A fine but not an outstanding nose (I am neither with Jim nor with Serge here).
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is sweet and layered with a delicious milk chocolate flavour that is nicely chewable. I like that! Besides this there are a lot of additional aromas without any off-note.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives a little hot and peppery on the palate but coats the whole of the mouth instantly. No bitter or drying moments. The finish is rather long and more spicy than the taste (white peppers). Some water releases more aromas and flavours both in the nose and on the palate and it takes away the minor peppery feeling. I like it best when reduced to about 40% abv.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very pleasant ! Lack a bit of singularity to be completely memorable. Enthusiasm 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1244
    • Nose
      Full and farinaceous, we have sherry and more and more dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Balanced, corpulent, with vanilla.
    • Finish
      Very well done, round and spicy.

  3. whelk doctor scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Nose: Sweet wood, hint of charcoal and minerals, sugar, hay, cream, marmalade, floral top notes with Mediterranean herbs and citrus. Reminds me of a wild Greek hillside on a balmy Summer night.

    Taste: Orange zest, wood, cream, cocoa, slightly flinty, more herbal notes.

    Finish: Lingering wood and milk chocolate. Hint of tannin. Chlorine (in a good way)

    Comments: Tasted with small dash of water and 15 minutes in the glass. A creamy, malty dram with quite a bit of complexity. Recommended as a lovely summer evening malt.

  4. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, cereals, grainy, muesli
    • Taste
      Fresh, fruity, grainy, chocolate, gooseberries
    • Finish
      Medium long, cereals, cocoa

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