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Springbank 12-year-old Burgundy

Overall rating
88.25/100
votes
453
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
11.2003
Bottled
05.2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Burgundy Barrels
Number of bottles
10260
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
16/221
Barcode
610854002107
Added on
23 Apr 2016 11:03 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 133,96

Tastingtags

87 Notes

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
18 Jul 2017 11:07 pm
schero gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Salzige Erdbeeren kommen mir zuerst in den Sinn, sehr rotweinig, auch Himbeeren sind hier dabei, etwas kalter Rauch, danach kommt eine wahnsinnig prägnante Lakritznote, Salzlakritz vom Feinsten, darunter kommt auch immer wieder der Blecheimer durch, den ich schon oft bei Springbank hatte

Taste

Süße Erdbeeren und viel Rotwein direkt wieder zu Beginn, danach kommt ein kräftiger Antritt zusammen mit jetzt doch spürbarerem Rauch, die Eichenwürze trocknet den Mundraum leicht aus, das passt aber alles wunderbar zu der wiederkehrenden Lakritznote 

Finish

Mündfüllend und wärmend mit Eiche, Rotwein und einer wieder zarten Rauchigkeit, der Mund fühlt sich jetzt endgültig an, als hätte man eine Packung Lakritz gegessen - großartig 

Comments

Jetzt: Süßigkeitenfach auf, Lakritz raus! 

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VaryingViewpoint
Expert Senior VaryingViewpoint Review note
07 Jan 2017 6:28 am
VaryingViewpoint gave this whisky 86 points

An 88 with the first dram out of the bottle, but does not oxidize very well, hence a 86 at the end of the bottle. Musty, slightly hot and spicy on the finish.

Weighted Rate
86.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
87
Presentation
88
One life... Drink it well
kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
02 Jul 2018 7:10 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
86
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
09 May 2018 1:27 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

A pronounced combination of steely minerals, earthy dunnage warehouses and bright, juicy red berries – quite wonderful. Smoke is a supporting aroma here, but it touches all aspects of the whisky – intermingling with charred raspberries, singed strawberries and caramelised cherries – whilst also delivering a slightly coastal brininess. Sharp black pepper is perceptible and adds another layer of interest. A few drops of water ups the sweetness levels a notch with both stewed plums and golden honey.

Taste

An arrival that is part oily and part zingy – the red wine influence can be detected immediately. Red berries, grapes (no surprise there) and chilli peppers are joined by sherbet and citric minerality. In the mid palate, chocolate intermingles with wet soils, mosses and earthy peat – surprisingly sweet in places. There’s still a fair dunnage influence here, mustiness, damp….a bit on the dirty side. The addition of water ups the sweetness again, coating the berry fruit in a dusting of icing sugar, as well as emphasising some of the Campbeltown peat – pungent with a slight rubbery edge.

Finish

Medium in length, quite drying, quite tannic and with plenty of oak – but still rather sweet.

Comments

There’s a lot to like about Springbank 12 year old Burgundy, especially the nose, which is quite the lovely thing. The combination of wine with the underlying Springbank mineral, earthy/peaty style works exceptionally well in this instance - and it still feels like a very old school style whisky. Flavours are pronounced, varied and interestingly composed, and the oak doesn’t make an appearance until the finish, where its drying influence is welcome and altogether rather pleasant. Perhaps a bit overly saccharine in places, but I’m starting to nit-pick now - this is very solid whisky indeed. 

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PatSch23_12
Expert Senior PatSch23_12 Tasting note
09 Mar 2018 11:45 am
PatSch23_12 gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

deutlicher, leicht modriger Rauch (überraschend dominant, fast ein Longrow), kühlende Pfefferminze (Alkohol drückt), süß-salzige Note (Sojasauce), Erdbeeren mit grünem Pfeffer (jedes Mal bei denen), vergorene rote Trauben und Holz (Weinnoten), Pfefferkuchen-Gewürzfracht (Kardamom, Muskat, Nelke, Anis)

Taste

sofort cremig süßes Lakritz, dunkle Frucht (fast wie bei Portwein), Erd- und Himbeeren, trockener Rauch, Gewürztee (trockener werdend), extrem rund (kein Wasser nötig), wärmend

Finish

zarter Rauch, durchzogen mit einer feinen Salznote und Eiche

Comments

ganz toller Springer, der Wein harmoniert wunderbar mit dem Brennereicharakter. Sehr empfehlenswert

Albaron
Specialist Albaron Tasting note
10 Feb 2018 10:53 pm
Albaron gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

weinig, ölig, etwas schwefel, leicht Mandelnussig, Kirschen, Pflaumenmus, schwarze Johannisbeeren, ein Hauch Rauch


Taste

der trockene Rauch, dann Trauben, auch hier die Mandeln, etwas Schwefel auch hier, Kirschen, schwarze Johannisbeeren, etwas Zimt, sehr fruchtig


Finish

Immer noch die Früchte, der Schwefel, die Nussigkeit, dann auch noch der Rauch, etwas Fasswürze


Comments

Granate, alles was ich mag, volles Pfund. Genial


Armin
ScotchGuyTO
Expert Senior ScotchGuyTO Tasting note
25 Dec 2017 2:45 am
ScotchGuyTO gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

The nose is something else. When they used to blend whisky aged in wine casks, and George was King. Loads of peaty red fruits, burnt strawberry and camphor wipes. Ship ropes and damp earth.

Taste

Palate is rich and fruity, still malty and a big minty hit. Old diesel engines, more farmy notes and some crushed leaves.

Finish

The finish is huge peat and more lovely red fruits. Big cask spice like cardamom and cassia. The leaves are here but smouldering now, a subtle hint of struck match in the end.

Comments

Exemplary Springbank as usual, but in a rather excellent and not often seen cask. One of my favourite distilleries and with great reason. Old school style whisky in a modern setting.

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beeman1979
Member Senior beeman1979 Review note
09 Dec 2017 4:47 am
beeman1979 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
82
Presentation
85
WhiskyFan2112
Expert Senior WhiskyFan2112 Note
09 Oct 2017 12:43 am
WhiskyFan2112 gave this whisky 87 points

With time in the bottle, slight camphory note with appearing with more fruit. Maintains some maritime feel to it, but all flavours has risen with time. Makes it more interesting than just a 12 year old CS Springbank. Not to say, that a 12 year old CS is not interesting, this just adds a different element.  

WhiskyFan2112
Expert Senior WhiskyFan2112 Tasting note
17 Aug 2017 9:04 pm
WhiskyFan2112 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Salty, lemony, slight red berries, smoky, ham, vegetation

Taste

Salty, lemony, strawberry syrup, candied fruit, ham, a nice creamy texture

Finish

Lemon pepper spice, ham, slightly drying oak, slightly earthy

Comments

A presumed Pinot Noir on my part, adding a nice, though overshadowed, component to essentially a cask strength 12 year old Springbank based on a second pour out of the bottle

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