Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Wine Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Château Lafitte Wine Cask
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2016 11:02 am by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155.00

11 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1996 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    COLOR: chestnut, with a reddish tinge (OFS / NKG)

    - a hammer whisky
    - very complex, very fruity, just great
    - for then 130 € => worth every €
    • Nose
      very fruity & intense, sweet juicy fruit, grapes, sultanas, oak, red wine, very hot nose!
    • Taste
      very strong, aromatic start, very voluminous, needs water, peach, juicy, grapes, FRUIT BOMB !, creamy, sweet, mouth-filling and complex
    • Finish
      long, fruity, soft finish;
      long sweet-fruity aftertaste,
      Oak remains in the mouth

  2. robain scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great, powerful, intense wine barrel ripening; a toppaint!
    [Color] reddish chestnut;
    • Nose
      sweet juicy fruits (grapes, sour cherries), red wine, oak;
    • Taste
      diluted: very fruity onion (grapes, peach), tingling, swelling, oak, tannins, fruity, mouth-filling, complex;
    • Finish
      long, fruity vinous finish; in the end, sweet berries and oak;

  4. Ruehle did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sold for 140 Pounds on SWA in 02/2019

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not a fun of wine matured whisky but the others liked this.
    • Nose
      Fresh almonds and walnuts, definitely from the wine cask influence. Red berries and damp oak.
    • Taste
      Very minty and strong alcohol, red fruits, turned to be very bitter
    • Finish
      Medium, all the spices from the oak, chocolate and peanut butter

  6. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      strong on red wine; red-fruity-tart fresh; sour cherries
    • Taste
      starts light, fresh and a bit tingling; then stronger with wood or tannin notes; slight sweetness; Bitter notes; with water: clearly strawberries
    • Finish
      hot; strong; Dark chocolate; gets dry (he); Espresso; long; strawberries again with water

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow! This one really blew me away. The wine cask worked so perfectly with the Glengoyne character here. It’s a really rich and full bodied dram packed with fruits and tannins and spices. Pretty cheap too.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/05/21/cadenheads-glengoyne-19-lafitte-cask/
    • Nose
      Peaches. Red fruits. Maple syrup. Wine tannins. Floral. Acetone. Grass. Waxy fruit peel. Fruit leather. Little bit of aromatic green herbs, menthol, peppermint.
    • Taste
      Rich wood and a lovely, really intense honey coated fruit note at first. Then on to some more bitter wood notes and wine tannins. Cacao. Woodspice on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Long. Dry wine tannins. Bitter fruits. Cacao. Honey. Lovely intense spicy note, cinnamon and cloves, goes on forever. Leaves the mouth incredibly dry.

  8. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a delicate and very savoury dram. The second maturation in a red
    wine cask works pretty well here and delivers some delicate flavours of
    red fruit to the aroma the bourbon cask first added to the spirit. Well
    balanced and nicely complex. I prefer the rich combination of fruit and
    sweetness with the massive load of delicate spiciness which, if this is
    not comfort to you, can be tamed by adding water. A well chosen cask by
    the folks from Cadenhead!

    • Nose
      A delicate fruity nose with plums, grapes, figs and apricots. Rich wine
      flavours nicely intermingle with treacle toffee, vanilla and
      butterscotch. Sweet barley sugar lingers with a whiff of floral notes in
      the back. Very appealing!
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity start on the palate with grapes, prunes and cherries,
      complemented by an intensively warming spiciness of pepper, oak, and
      cinnamon. Slightly bitter notes of liquorice and grape skins towards the
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm, and spicy. Sweet notes of apple pie with cinnamon slightly fade with a subtle dry end.

      WITH WATER: A few drops of water slightly tame both the fruitiness and
      the sweetness of this dram bringing more vanilla to the fore. The
      delicate fruity sweetness is still present on the palate while the
      warming spiciness is tamed significantly. The finish is long, subtle
      warm with a touch of bitter grape skins on the tail.

  10. VicLin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The nose is amazing and swims quite well with water. Gave it 91. Don't remember ever gave another £60+ whisky over 90.


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