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Balvenie 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB84989
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Barrel - Sherry Cask
Bottled
05.07.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
11269
Number of bottles
800
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34A44660507
Barcode
5010327524580
Added on
23 Jul 2016 4:43 pm by zholthran
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.00

26 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 15-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a tasty drop - does not go wrong - but I miss the special something - somehow too boring for the price at the age
    • Nose
      very creamy oak - buttery fat - with a lot of vanilla, mild fruity acidity in a nice balance with the sweetness, dark red fruits in addition to fine spicy oak flavors with a light resin impact, mint
    • Taste
      red berry fruit with oak and full-bodied hazelnut chocolate, ginger-hot warming without burning alcoholic, to a cooling mint note spreads on the tongue, with some air - leather and tobacco - chocolate full, generally a round mouthfeel, very clean - works more like 18years or older
    • Finish
      light oak on the cheeks, the tongue tingles, nuts and chocolate notes dominate, nothing is to be found from the berries,

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    COLOR: extremely deep dark amber

    - a phenomenal single barrel
    - very nice flavors in all areas, very great
    Taste experience
    - For then about 100 € a good price, the supposedly high one
    Price is due to the high level and with outstanding
    Quality confirmed
    • Nose
      very intense smell of sherry, dark berries, raisins, sweet grapes, no alcohol recognizable, only nice pleasant notes
    • Taste
      a lot of sherry in the velvety soft start, very soft, super sweet fruity aroma, smell confirmed with dark berries, old grapes, a lot of sweetness and light dark chocolate aromas on the palate
    • Finish
      very long finish;
      extremely long, super fruity aftertaste,
      fruity dry sherry and dark chocolate linger a long time

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is tasty! Balvenies honey malt backbone now has a rich deep sherry added. Stewed fruits and a nice light oak and spice make this a great pour
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey and red berries, the sherry is stewed red fruits and a touch of dank funk (no sulphur but it’s close)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Bold sherry entry, light spices, strawberry, leather, honey, floral
    • Finish
      89 89
      The sherry sticks to the mouth and coats it leaving its presence and sweet and fruity stewed fruits present for quite some time, oak bite on the edge of the tongue, and again light spices

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Successful intensive sherry whisky without being overcharged. Very tasty and good drinkable, without being particularly surprised or extremely exciting. Overall, a nice malt, but the price is quite high for the bid / age. For the offer price recommended.
    • Nose
      88 88
      distinct sherry note; dark fruity sweetness; raisins; Cherries (Mon Cheri); something orange; pleasant oak spices behind; great aroma
    • Taste
      87 87
      strong sweet and spicy onset; fruity sweetness (dark fruits); the oak comes through clearly - very spicy; tingling ginger sharpness; a bit nutty
    • Finish
      86 86
      herb-spicy; tingling mouthfeel; subtle sweetness; nutty; Sherry notes; dark chocolate; some coffee

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A great Balvenie - real toppaint!

    [F] copper;
    • Nose
      92 92
      intense nose: grapes, raisins, dark fruits, a lot of sherry, honey;
    • Taste
      93 93
      intense, full-bodied onset, beautiful sherry, milk chocolate, fine vanilla, malt, creamy and very complex, tasty, becoming increasingly dry;
    • Finish
      93 93
      long finish, in the end cocoa;

  7. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    No complexity miracle and unfortunately also a bit 'thin', but otherwise a very good, quite clean Sherrytunte.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sultanas, dates, dried apricots, apple compote, tobacco, leather. Cherries in dark chocolate. Polished oak, slightly earthy. Not very deep.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Silky, sweet, medium weight, very round. Drinkable. Sherry, yellow dried fruits and light ginger sharpness. Some honey and fine spices. There is a lack of density and concentration.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A touch of saltpetre. Sherry, dates, dusty raisins, figs - the whole sherry portfolio. Good length.

  8. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A delicious single malt. Simply knitted, pleasing, easy to wear and suitable for many occasions. The sherry cargo is real and does not look set. Still a bit overpriced in my eyes - 02.12.2017
    • Nose
      Full sherry freight, sweet, kirsch, Mon Chérie, melted chocolate, marshmallows, mint, fruit acid, the alcohol is well integrated but it seems slightly restless, adhesive flavor
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet, ginger, wild honey, slightly nutty, licorice, subtle tart, some oak aroma is also due to soft but quite fast, far better balanced in the aroma, provides some sharpness without becoming unpleasant
    • Finish
      medium

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    At the second or now third tasting he gets a little bit downgraded 87 points. Also from the price point of view and the still reachability the barrel 11269 must be measured with it.

    In comparison to the three special bottlings' # 2805, 2806, 2807 not quite so dirty, earthy and barrel-heavy, rather spicy and still full. Maybe Balvenie lives here a little bit in the background.

    All in all, I like it very much. I would still want a full cask strength for the price here.

    The body is also readily available and multifaceted, but the departure then not so long and full, but no oak fight.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Wilco scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

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