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Bladnoch Adela

Overall rating
81.49/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
851370006020
Market
au Australia
Added on
17 Oct 2016 2:48 pm by maltaholic
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 114,81

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
Taste
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Finish
1
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Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
21
Balance
20

Tastingtags

15 Notes

Gloin
Expert Senior Gloin Tasting note
21 Jun 2017 6:05 pm
Gloin gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Auburn
Nose


Sherry und Schwefel dominieren, sehr weich und mild, das passt nicht so gut mit dem Schwefel zusammen, zu dem ich mir einen würzigen Kontrapunkt wünsche, süß

Taste


Mild, weich, süß, Sherry, fast keine Eiche

Finish


kurz bis mittellang, schließt nahtlos an den Mund an: mild, weich, süß

Comments


Der Schwefel hat mich in der Nase gestört, der Mund und der Abgang wissen zu gefallen: hier zeigt er sich als Whisky für Nichtwhiskytrinker, sehr mild und weich, süß und Sherry-dominiert. Dadurch ist es aber etwas langweilig.

Selbstverständlich fließt das nicht in die Bewertung ein, ABER:

- die Flasche ist sehr schön, dickes Glas, ein breiter Boden, sehr schwer und wertig, der Deckel wirkt wie aus Platin geschmiedet. Sehr gelungen!

- der Preis ist unverschämt

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hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
17 Jul 2017 9:45 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 80 points

[July, 2017]  Bladnoch is one of my favourite Lowland distilleries so for sure I have to try this new edition (but I did not buy a bottle at this price that is way too high from my point of view).

The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows a few fast legs and late sticky tears.  The first impression on the nose is an unpleasant cheesy aroma that some might call brackish water or rotten eggs (hence they state sulphury notes).  This goes away after some minutes and now more herbal aromas pop up that I do not like either, unfortunately.  Some sherry casks develop this profile and in the past no one bottled such casks really, but hey - it is whisky boom time and sherry cask editions sell like hell (literally)...  No, the nose is not to my liking!

It arrives in the mouth hot and peppery and just a little coating with significant bitter and adstringent moments from heavy tannins, not my cup of mouthfeel either...  The taste itself is better on a strong herbal profile (camphor, eucalyptus and the like) that reminds me of bitter medicine from my childhood days. But it is drinkable, at least.  The finish is medium, very sweet and peppery with again an unpleasant adstringent feeling (cardboardy).  Water turns the nose surprisingly more punchy and closed (very strange!) but smoothes the taste and mouthfeel.  I like it that way better as the nose was anyhow unpleasant!  Neat I score it 3 to 5 points lower.

I call this a masochistic dram, not just for the nose and taste but for the price tag too.   Sorry Bladnoch, but with these cask selections the new owner did you not a favour...

Weighted Rate
80.1
Nose
75
Initial taste
80
Body
82
Finish
79
Price
80
Presentation
89
There is no accounting for taste...
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
14 May 2018 7:01 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

The nose is a lot more pleasant that the Samsara, with dark and sweet notes of cherries and almond cake, but again it has this edge that I am not very fond of. Some sulpher, that slowly but surely turns into baby pu… well, let’s call it baby breath in this case. It’s not so bad. But I do get distinct notes of sweaty feet. Gruyère cheese! Surely, that should not be there… Some lemon grass and oranges peel, thank the maker. But I am not convinced;

Taste

The body is good, creamy and round, but the taste is immediately piquant on nutmeg and pepper, camphor and… oh, my… the dark and sweet fruit has only just reached the surface when a big bitterness kicks in from the wood tannins. Overpowering.

Finish

The finish is fairly long, but too bitter to be pleasant.

Comments

What is going on with Bladnoch? Both the Samsara and this Adela are really not up to standard. They are too dirty, but in an unpleasant way. The little dark and sweet beauty that this spirit was given by the oloroso casks, is immediately snuffed out by sulpher and tannins, making this astringent and dry. Around 115 EUR. No, thanks.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
24 Jan 2018 3:38 pm
Macheye gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Fruity…and farty. Apricots, strawberry yoghurt and honey are joined by gruyere cheese, struck match and slight musty fart aroma. Fortunately, this mostly dissipates after a little time in the glass. Then, some underlying herbalness comes to the fore – lightly floral, slightly perfume – as well as a selection of more pleasant bakery notes – flan and tarts. The addition of water had little effect for me, if anything is brought out some brackishness. A really mixed bag of a nose that is not convincing.

Taste

Strong, peppery and bitter. Quite a big arrival which is fairly earthy and brings a heap of red berries, but also a lot of bitter oak. This is followed by a wall of pepperiness that is both punchy and somewhat overpowering. Water greatly improves things, just a few drops strips out the astringency and allows juicy red fruits, chocolate and raisins to shine through.

Finish

Medium, quite drying and bringing more than a scattering of ground black pepper.

Comments

Alas, Bladnoch 15 year Adela is a bit of a mess. Sulphur is immediate on a nose that can’t make up its mind whether its light and floral or heavy and sweet, and the palate 100% required modification to find a balance that is not bitter and over spiced. Nevertheless, there are some nice flavours going on here – it’s just a shame that the overall composition doesn’t allow them all to work in harmony at the same time. I’ve heard that the Celebrating 200 Years version of Adela is quite the improvement over this – and I hope to provide a comparison tasting at some point. But, in the meantime, my score here is only because with dilution the palate is brought to life and many of the jarring notes are tempered. Without water I’d probably score this several points lower.

https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/bladnoch/bladnoch-15-year-old-adela-limited-release/

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Abadon05
Expert Junior Abadon05 Tasting note
08 Jan 2018 6:46 pm
Abadon05 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Eine gewisse Öligkeit in Verbindung mit etwas Schwefel (geht für mich auch schon etwas in eine käsige Richtung). Dann kommen süße Saftorangen, Kirchen und Erdbeeren. Sehr stark ist für mich eine Walnussnote. Toll. Der Schwefel verfliegt nach einer gewissen Zeit

Taste

Sehr mild mit einer minimalen Würze. Die Erdbeere und die Walnuss bleiben. Ebenso wie eine geringe Würze.

Finish

Kurz bis mittellang. Die Milde bleibt. Am Ende etwas bitter, hier merkt man das Holz. Die Sherrynuancen sind leicht vorhanden und eine Trockenheit macht sich breit.

Comments

Also unter 90€ wäre angemessen. Er bietet schon etwas, aber ist insgesamt zu unkomplex. Wer sich von dem Schwefel-/Käsegeruch nicht abschrecken lässt, der bekommt durchaus einen leckeren Dram. Schade um den Preis, denn dafür bietet der Whisky einfach zu wenig.

vojt466
Expert Senior vojt466 Note
29 Dec 2017 7:40 pm
vojt466 gave this whisky 83 points

Ve vůni velmi výrazně oříškové a čokoládové s jemnými ovocnými sherry tóny. V chuti pokračuje dřevitostí, sušeným ovocem, zelenými jablky a lehkou nahořklou travitostí, která přetrvává až do vysychajícího cereálního konce v kombinaci s lehkou kořenitostí. Takže kolem a kolem špatné to není, ale o žádný zázrak taky nejde. 

WhiskyNotes
Expert Senior WhiskyNotes Note
29 Nov 2017 9:31 pm
WhiskyNotes gave this whisky 78 points

https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/bladnoch/bladnoch-adela-15-years/

Nose: a fairly aromatic and light-headed style. Soaked raisins, baked pears and honey. Walnuts and a little mint in the background. Flower petals and rosemary. Apricots. Too bad it also comes with a sulphury edge.
Mouth: less classic now. Still some floral, almost soapy notes, alongside (straw)berries and pink grapefruit. Light hints of chocolate, as well as some rose pepper and a fair dose of bitter notes (clove, oak juice). Some active oak as well.
Finish: medium long, peppery,

This new Bladnoch is certainly not without charm. The aromatic Oloroso notes are nice, but they are disturbed by sulphury notes, oak spices and bitterness. A mixed bag.

www.whiskynotes.be
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
27 Oct 2017 12:47 am
hs305 gave this whisky 80 points

[October, 2017]  I re-tasted it today and fully confirm my old weakish score.  A cheesy, brackish nose and a boring taste do not combine to an okayish dram!  As I usually like the Bladnoch profile (green apples) I hope the new owner will release more traditional Bladnoch style drams in the future...

There is no accounting for taste...
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
16 Aug 2017 7:02 am

By Serge 

Bladnoch 15 yo ‘Adela’ (46.7, OB, 2017): 76 Punkte

Andy
Expert Senior Andy Review note
28 Jul 2017 7:32 am
Andy gave this whisky 90 points

sanft, süß und elegant, sehr rund und weich.


er braucht Zeit im Glas die Nase ist sehr verhalten, aber im Mund auch wie der Samsara fruchtig süß mit einem schönen Sherry Hintergrund.


wer einen Rachenputzer mit viel dampf erwartet ist hier vollkommen fehl am Platz.



für mich ein Whisky der seinen Preis wert ist.


endlich mal wieder!

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
95
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