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BenRiach 15-year-old Pedro Ximénez

Overall rating
86.90/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB90898
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
20.05.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
3060
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ10506
Barcode
5060088791103
Added on
26 Dec 2016 4:41 pm by LauwNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 230.74

2 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Pedro Ximénez

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.90 points

  1. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    PX sweetness immediately on the nose, but not intrusively so. It's really rather subdued, with an underlying freshness / brightness and a slightly mentholy, cooling sensation reminscent of spirit from low-activity casks.
    After it has settled down, rich, saccharine fruit & dried fruit notes emerge, with wine-soaked raisins, dates and plums taking the lead. Reminds me quite a bit of Chinese plum wine, actually. Not a bad nose, but also not a particularly impressive one either. Some bourbon freshness intermingled with the darker impressions of sweet sherry. Overall, more of an after-dinner affair, due to the rich, vinuous top notes. Water improves the nose, making it creamier and fuller.
    On the palate, this one starts off velvety and creamy before a slight prickle reminds you that there's indeed alcohol, and casks, involved. Sweet throughout. Halfway through the development, a touch of ozone unfolds, hinting at not-fully-integrated alcohol. A vague fruity sweetness (marmelade hodgepodge) makes way for some Bourbon citrus and tart tannins towards the death. Slightly less sherry influence on the palate than on the nose. Again: not bad, but not great either. Missing some depth, I'd say.
    Finish is short-to-medium, but nicely measured, with elegant ground-coffee notes appearing initially. Unfortunately, these are soon displaced by some mild heat and an alcoholic sharpness.
    My general impression is that the sherry finish can't quite mask the immaturity of the base distillate. A solid effort, but nothing to write home about.

  3. Wiz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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