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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating 89 votes 91.28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Bottled
16.6.2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
342
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/266
Barcode
610854002381
Bottled for
The Nectar
Market
be Belgium
Added on
16 Jul 2016 7:47 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 345,33

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 335,00

Buy in Market

157 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 23
Balance 22

Tastingtags

19 Notes

Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
30 Jul 2017 11:00 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
Wilco
Expert Junior Wilco Review note
01 Jul 2017 11:05 pm
Wilco gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
88
huggy bear
Expert Senior huggy bear Review note
12 May 2017 9:10 pm
huggy bear gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
93
Body
90
Finish
96
Price
85
Presentation
88
Malinois
Expert Junior Malinois Note
16 Apr 2017 8:59 pm
Malinois gave this whisky 91 points

The nose is gentile: papaya, bit yellow fruits and a bit less mineral then usual because of the Oloroso cask. After a longer time (+30min) sometimes a slight hint of ash comes an goes.

In the taste everything in the nose returns and it rolls fluently on the tong which adds some oranges and polished wood. The peat is less.
The finish is long peaty and a bit more 'heavy' then the taste.
Really love it! Goes a point up since this was the 4th time i tasted it!

GIORGOS
Expert Senior GIORGOS Review note
26 Jan 2017 10:47 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
89
sagara-kun
Expert Senior sagara-kun Tasting note
08 Jan 2017 1:34 am
sagara-kun gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose
Nez tourbé, citronné, austère et salé.
Pas de doute on est sur un Springbank.

La tourbe est légère et enveloppe bien les autres arômes.
Un côté assez Riesling, calcaire et minéral.
Au citron confit s'ajoute des fruits blancs (pomme et poire)

Une fraîcheur avec de l'eucalyptus et une pointe de poivre. Un peu de tabac et de feuille de thé noir.
Je n'aurais pas parié sur un sherry au nez.
Taste
Puissante et huileuse.
Toujours un côté austère et minéral de présent, avec de la craie et du cailloux.
Le citron est toujours la avec quelques autres fruits comme de la cerise ou de la groseille.
Des notes de caramel et de poivre.
Finish
Douce et longue, sur la poire et le thé. Beaucoup de cire.
Comments
Je n'ai pas trop trouvé le côté sherry.
C'est très bon, bien qu'assez classique.
Assez loin des anciens 21 ans.
zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
20 Nov 2016 3:55 pm
zormik gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
88
squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
10 Nov 2016 10:22 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
89
ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
18 Oct 2016 8:14 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
87
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
13 Oct 2016 2:46 pm
ctu gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

The oloroso is not exaggerated, the oily, salty distillery character comes out nicely. Beside fruits: apricots, cherry, plum and pear.
In addition caramel, vanilla, tobacco and mild peat. Very nice!

Taste

The base distillate surprisingly clean, the peat is significantly better displayed then the nose.
Next to them fruits: pear, blackberry, plum and blood orange,
an oily, spicy cavalcade: salted caramel, pepper and cloves, tobacco

Finish

Long, peaty, fruity

Comments

My first 21 years old Springbank. I'm surprised the purity, sherry, fruits and distillery character good ratio! Although a bit subdued as well.

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