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Balmenach 2005 CA

Overall rating
85.40/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2005
Bottled
04.02.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2 Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
744
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/61
Added on
15 Apr 2016 1:11 pm by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.00

4 × in wishlist

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17 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Junior rendelius
89
Expert Senior Sir Provenance
87
Connoisseur Daan Tje
87
Expert Senior Maltbehr64
87
Member Senior ponas
87
Connoisseur Ciro
87
Connoisseur Archer
87
Member Senior daniello302
87
Expert Senior SanctTom
86
Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
86
Member Senior Karel
85
Expert Senior Banzai
85
Expert Senior Carsten
83
Connoisseur Bishlouk
83
Member Senior Philippe Verlinden
83
Expert Senior Whiskyboer
82
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck
82
Expert Senior malthead-sven
82

20 × in collection

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1
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Connoisseur boy_genius_ck
1
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Expert Junior Danny Moons
1
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Member Senior Dollemalt
1
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Member Senior dram_good_times
1
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Member Junior GoaFraggle
2
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Specialist KayMeertens
1
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Expert Senior pieters87
1
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Member Senior ponas
1
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Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
1
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Expert Senior Sir Provenance
1
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Expert Senior Tobi2100
1
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Member Senior WhiskyHead76
1
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Hidden user
2
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

6 Notes

boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Review note
06 Aug 2017 3:50 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
79
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
83
Presentation
75
boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Tasting note
06 Aug 2017 3:01 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Amber
Nose

fruity, malt, floral, grains, honey, nuts, butter, astringent/alcohol, light sour grass, sugars, light sherry

Taste

fruits, light wood bitter, light sherry, grainy texture, honey, citrus peel, sweet grains, light oloroso sour and salty, marzipan

Finish

short, fruits, marzipan, some woodsy sourness, stewed fruits at the back with some sherry sourness and long bitter woodsy malt

Comments

pale/bland overall but drinkable at a certain level, but boring

Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
29 Dec 2016 4:19 pm
Daan Tje gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
88
Presentation
87
My Collection
Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
28 Aug 2016 12:57 pm
Archer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
85
scuse me while I kiss the sky
Archer
Connoisseur Archer Tasting note
28 Aug 2016 12:57 pm
Archer gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Fein-fruchtige Nase mit einem Schwerpunkt auf reifen roten Äpfeln und Orangenschalen. Auf die Früchte legt sich eine Aromendecke von Wildkräutern. Nach einer Weile treten neben die Fruchtnoten auch florale Aromen. Etwas Vanille rundet eine elegante Nase ab.

Taste

Im cremigen Antritt dominieren Orangenschalen und -blüten. Vanillige Eiche von Beginn an, und das bei -nur- 11 Jahren Reifung. Rosinen und Vollmilchschokolade verleihen dem Malt eine schöne Tiefe. Aus Vollmilchschokolade wird nach einer Weile dunkle Schokolade, ein Hauch Pfeffer zieht duch den Gaumen.

Finish

Im mittellangen Abgang wird er etwas trocken, hinterläßt aber einen sahnig-eichig-orangenfruchtigen Geschmack auf der Zunge.

Comments

Ein toller Speysider, der selbst mit seinen nur 11 Jahren Reifung mit einer tollen Eichennote punkten kann.

scuse me while I kiss the sky
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Note
23 Apr 2016 10:02 pm
Bishlouk gave this whisky 83 points
  • Nez: Raisin sec, caramel, vanille. Un chouette nez, sympa. Une sécheresse maltée après aération.
  • Bouche: Une légère amertume vineuse et fruitée. Texture crémeuse. De la pomme et du sirop de citron.
  • Finale: Léger kick alcooleux, et une vaguelette de dissolvant industriel. Quelques épices en fin de bouche.

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