- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Second Edition
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Mourvedre Wine Casks Finish
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Jul 2007 9:32 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Bruichladdich 20-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points
- the nose is superb indeed.
- Bought it as I'm a fan of Mourvèdre. No regret there!
Clear vanilla and caramel on the nose with a sweet peppery background (which is why I wanted that one, yay!) Going well with low peat smoke. Pears poached in wine - a bit of cloves then. Slight iodine end, going on seashells. Very pleasant.
In the mouth, more caramel and some custard. Smooth spices come to mind too, especially ginger. Pears fade away to grapes. Very sweet in the mouth yet a bit thin
Going on a very oaky/caramelly and peppery finish. It stays there well leaving a pleasant peppery sensation.
- Quite good but not very catchy. Water helped a bit though but it misses something.
A bit closed at first. Apple, pear, whiffs of vanilla, slightly grassy.
Creamy and oaky. Fruits from the nose, spices. Lots of oak overpowering the rest actually. Let's try water. Less oak, more malt, some sweetness.
Medium, drying, cloves.
- Aroma : sea, iodine, bread, apples, grapes, dried berries, wood, a hint of peat, spices (vanilla, cinnamon). The taste is slightly sweet: honey, apples, spices (pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger), herbs, butter, chocolate with nuts, charred wood, a little salt and peat. The aftertaste is slightly astringent: an oak, a slight hint of peat, apple jam, spices. Conclusion . Cool Bruichladdich. Complex, smooth. Slightly slimy. There is not enough pressure. Rating 87 (n22t22f21b22).
- Finished in wine casks: very nice. Its worth.
Malty but also a little bit soapy. Sherry tones. Vanille, and woody tones.
Nice sweetness,warming,again malty,massive and sherry tones.
Complex . Dry fruit,like raisins, nuts etc.
Middlelong,bitter sweet malt, again complex, roast chestnuts. Just complex again.
- in itself very good, if the alcohol would be better integrated.
fruity sherry, woody and malty, vanilla, overlaid with a certain alcoholic pungency
sweet and malty, again fruity sherry, for 46% quite spicy, oak
medium, rather fruity, grapes
- Totally overrated whisky. Rather a fruit maker than a malt whisky. No great whisky!
The nose is rather weak. Flowery, perfumed, Obstler.
The taste is not complex. Bitter, malty, woody, very dry, burning on the tongue, Obstler.
The finish is long. Not very pleasant, warm, dry.