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Hazelburn 2007

Overall rating
85.66/100
votes
394
Whiskybase ID
WB88930
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Barolo Cask Matured
Vintage
06.2007
Bottled
26.10.2016
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Refill Barolo
Number of bottles
10800
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
16/475
Barcode
610854002602
Added on
07 Nov 2016 3:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 133.95

45 × in wishlist

394 × member ratings

796 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hazelburn 2007

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.66 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a roller coaster ride of the flavors and I can gain something from all levels, great malt, it's a shame that I waited so long to try it
    • Nose
      Grassy beginning, nice floral and also quite creamy, vanilla, a hint of pepper, a vinous overtone, lemongrass, lemon cream, half a spoonful of honey, if you smell a little away from the main aromas, you get more spice, a little bit of dark chocolate , somehow sour too, I would have expected that the nose would be influenced by the first sip and become more chocolaty, but that's not the case, still completely different from the mouth, totally lemony and floral, exciting
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, chocolate, a lot of chocolate, wow, nut cream, salt, tingling, slightly fizzy, dark fruit, raisin, sugar-sweet, I didn't see that coming after the first impression in my nose, a shot of espresso, great mouthfeel, delicious
    • Finish
      intense, nut, mint, the nose becomes clear, but not unpleasant by too much alcohol, apple, slightly sweet, vanilla, here also floral, also reminds me of a sweetened tea, pleasant, and again completely different from the start

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a very pleasant contemporary who also undergoes an interesting development in the glass.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    The finish is really good, you would not blindly but in retrospective, it has had a positive impact. Also a nice example of the incredibly soft alcohol that Hazelburn brings. By the way, he lacks the certain boredom that is inherent in many Hazelburns, this one is really not one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      90 90
      First of all, very mild on the nose, only a little lemon and something dirty are present, but after a few moments, but supplemented by ripe apples. After a little more life a completely different picture, breathing really does it very well! Burnt almonds, delicate smoke, some vanilla, light hint of stale white wine and light mineral notes, slightly dusty. With movement also malt and yeast. With warm juicy ripe pears are added, the smoke is much more present. Still no sign of alcohol in the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very oily, almost tough, the alcohol comes with a time delay with pleasant pressure and without any pungency, the taste is mineral and slightly dark sweet with clear tannins right at the front. Fruitiness is not visible to me, but the roasted almonds go well with some beet syrup. In the second sip also slightly sour white wine notes, not strong enough to disturb.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is medium long and begins already with dark sweet bitterness which then dries on. Mint easily stuns the mouth. Some ashes lie very gently on the tongue.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Has left little lasting impression - quite useful, sweet, dried fruit, milk chocolate, brown sugar ... not particularly strong or spicy for 57.9%, I have noticed nothing of the finish. No 65 € candidate for me.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    very balanced, an unmistakable Springbank distillate - requires extensive ventilation in the glass and a drop of water - I could not see the Barolo influence
    • Nose
      Coffee, mocha, vanilla, heather, baked apple, ripe banana in the background and a hint of smoke even further back
    • Taste
      Salt on the tongue, soft and velvety, yet very voluminous, honey, vanilla, a little idea of ​​grain and grass
    • Finish
      Very long lasting for his little age

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well, Springbank stop. Quality remains quality. Although he looks young and pale for a red wine finish (ok, refill) he is absolutely mature and round. With water enormously easy to drink. I would have released it in the summer though. Is for me an absolute summer color.
    • Nose
      Pur: at first very closed, like dry white wine mixed with whisky brandy. After a few minutes in the glass, it opens. Now a huge fruit concentrate, ripe pear, freshly sliced ​​green apple and then a lot of vanilla. The alcohol is present but not disturbing. Sweet lemon ice cream will come later. Very refreshing, hard to believe that there was a red wine barrel in the game. With water: flowery, perfume-like. No youthful miss notes like metal or grass. Springbank quality halt.
    • Taste
      Pure: you can drink amazingly pure, very fresh and sweet here, now comes for the first time a touch Springbank character, minimal smoke and salty dryness. Delicious! The lemon ice cream is also here again. With water: now it is nice and tasty, lemonade-like fruitiness, sparkling sour, goes dangerously well down.
    • Finish
      astonishingly long, the citrus on the palate, light chocolate-like tannins, for the first time you think of a wine barrel.

  7. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Rather sharp and harsh without water, needs some drops to soften, then gets sweeter but still not very good and the barolo casks overpower the soft distillate.

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. nkrc scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Color gold

    Nose: buttery-malty-grainy. Delicious butter cake, cherry aromas, blackberries. Some iodine, chillies. Tingles in the nose. More tingling with water. Wooden barrels. Dry minerality.

    Palate: Wow! First of all, there is chilli heat that fills everything. Then fruit sweetness can be tasted in the finish. Malt syrup. The sharpness decreases with water. Vanilla porridge.

    Only in the finish does the typical Springbank characteristic appear.

  10. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    n: parfume, fruits, intense, flowers, sour, berries
    t: sweet, fruit, parfume
    a: spicy, chilli, sweet, red fruit, berries

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