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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
88.31/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB86109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask
Vintage
19.06.2009
Bottled
14.04.2016
Casktype
Port Wine Cask
Casknumber
O090619020A
Number of bottles
181
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2016.04.14
Barcode
4710085224920
Bottled for
Andrea Caminneci
Added on
27 Aug 2016 6:19 pm by Vermiethai
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.50

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55 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Wow, wow, wow, even after five previous drams, this dark, beautiful - not at all clumsy - sweetness totally knocks you down, reminds you of Old Perth 14 from the smell. You only feel the 60% in the background, almost perfect for a NAS.
    • Taste
      Much more spicy, less sweet, very present and broad. Water is really good for him, even rounder, even more sweet.
    • Finish
      Awesome glue

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky, which gets a small point deduction because of the glue. So "only" 89.
    • Nose
      So much glue, but at the same time so much fruit. Blind tasted I would be totally confused now. You have to get used to the adhesive, which is initially dominant. If you do that, you will be rewarded with a fruit compote. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries. With chocolate and an aromatic oak. Water : Loosens everything and almost manages to tame the adhesive.
    • Taste
      Unbelievably full and undiluted also a bit strong. Extremely fruity, slightly sweet, slightly astringent. Chocolate and oak come quickly and dominate the Nachschmecken, the fruit can not be displaced. Water : Now it is really pleasant. Still very intense and full, but not a bit spicy. Great.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity with oak.

  3. Mister_FF scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    This whisky is really awesome, not for beginners and certainly not a starter whisky, polarizing, probably love it or hate it, exciting, definitely sets itself apart from the mass of other whisky, even optically because of the dark color. For me a very harmonious top whisky.
    • Nose
      First a clear glue note, as you know from some Bourbons. After this is gone, sweet pickled fruits. A great fragrance that literally stands in the room. In a blind tasting I would have typed directly on a bourbon.
    • Taste
      First sip, again very similar to Bourbon. I was totally surprised, because I did not expect it. From the second / third sip, almost after the palate has been made supple, this kavalan plays out his full class. Now comes the port board, massive, full-bodied, red fruits, supple, fine, noble, despite the high vol.% Neither sprightly nor unpleasantly hot. Second glass poured, oh man .... that is getting better. Addictive ...
    • Finish
      Grandiose finish. Powerful and substantial. You can tell, here you have it with a really fat caliber, that you do not have every day in the glass. Class.

  4. InbhirNis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Strong port up front, with pleasant woody notes. Fruit compote as it opens, with blackberries to the fore. Really lovely, intense fruit, raspberries now.

      With water: earthy notes, but also lighter, creamy sweetness - sugar added to the compote? Not complex, but genuinely beautiful.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful and fruity, almost red wine-like. Deep and luscious, hints of plum.

      With water: sweeter and creamier, like blackberry crumble with double cream. Blackcurrants take the lead later.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, with neat Ribena.

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. ipchrist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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