BenRiach 15-year-old Sauternes

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
15 years old
Ex-Bourbon & Sauternes Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 may 2016 6:25 pm by wuenne

Average value

€ 173.31

7 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Sauternes

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.08 points

  1. Whiskyfin scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      The nose has a sweet, dusty and powdery quality like sherbert but also earthy, like sand. There are white fruits of apple and pear, and also tropical fruit notes. This is followed by yeast, malt, unripened banana, and honey. Vanilla is present in the form of a custard and there's a sour cream note that comes through, too. Water doesn't change the nose other than toning down the alcohol
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is of medium viscosity and the whisky packs a big punch. There's bread dough upfront with fruit salad and BBQ pineapple coming in big. There are also mild vinous, wood, and spice notes intermingled with the fruit and honey. Water brings out even more of the fruit and sweetness
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and satisfying with a light, spicy woodiness and thick, fruit jammy sweetness pervading

  2. Nestheth scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I am quite unfamiliar with wines, let alone sauternes. I regard this whisky being among the simpler wine-cask finished whiskies to rank. I generally dislike pepper in any whisky. Pepper in a wine-cask finished whisky makes sense even less. Aside from that, this whisky is a decent display of how to use apply a finish to a whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      A mild but fine nose. Citric, sweet jam or honey. Oak and Fresh fruit, or is it the wine?
    • Taste
      82 82
      Palate is soft. Character is thin. A sensation the uneducated I would like to link to wines: tannins. Pepper. Oak is distant. Elements from the nose carry through. Winey/grapey.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Tannins, pepper, citrics. Somewhat sweet.

  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    n: lot of vanilla, fruit, vanilla ice cream, caramel, hint of cereal and pepper
    t: sweet, vanilla, fruit
    a: nuts, vanilla, oily

  4. Highlander65 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Scent of sweet wine, raisins, butter, a little wax and dried fruit. On the palate it is dense and sweet, tastes of vanilla, butter and chocolate, with a slightly acidic note of sour fruit. Long, creamy, butter, chocolate finish.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    So very cask-forward it's hard to score. I couldn't tell there was Benriach distillate in the glass, because everything's drowned in sauternes. May appeal to friends of port finishings, but not my cup of tea at all.

  6. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87


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