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Balvenie 21-year-old

Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Wood
Bottled
29.05.2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Port Wood Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34Y 4481 2905
Barcode
5010327604008
Added on
06 Mar 2017 4:52 pm by KonstUA
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 180.85

16 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 21-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. JungleDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With 3-6% more that would be a blast and definitely 90+. So you have to drink it in large sips, which spoils the pleasure a bit.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nose for vanilla that is not atypical for Balvenie, fruit cake with raisins soaked in cognac, fruity, slightly vinous, slightly woody, very harmonious and appealing

    Taste:
    slightly sweetish with creamy fruit, spicy with wood, very aromatic, light on the palate and tingling on the tongue ...

    finish:
    very long, sweetish-tart, with oak (not bitter), raisins, a touch of cognac, soft, sweetish finish ..., yummy!

  3. Koalafant scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from 2015-01-24
    Quite a good drop, but the value for money is under 1 :-(
    • Nose
      83 83
      Light and fresh on the nose with clear notes of dark fruits in combination with cane sugar ... overall slightly weak-chested.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A sweet sweetness of sweet wine, some dark chocolate and orange marmalade.
    • Finish
      85 85
      long with a very slight bitterness.

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
      Short spike but don't expect much from 40%. The smell of french fries, oily and a tad bit earthy.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Banana, jackfruit and various tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Warm medium ending, nutty, oak like, dried kelp.

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky with very good balance and wonderful delicate nose. Easy going tasty drink, which leaves pleasant warm aftertaste. However, there is a lack of complexity as for a whisky of this age. Also higher ABV would definitely be a plus.
    • Nose
      Light and buttery, almonds, vanilla, honey (thyme?) and wax, some port notes, damp oak
    • Taste
      Mild and spicy (pepper mix), oak notes, vanilla pie, dried apples and dark raisins
    • Finish
      Long and warm, nutty, slightly malty, gently spicy with nutmeg notes

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Enough punch despite only 40% abv - however, I don't like this kind of cardboard in the aftertaste
    • Nose
      Intense, fresh, fruity, apples, apricots, citric, honeydew - not bad
    • Taste
      Fruity, nutty, spicy, apple juice, some notes of old wood or old books - unfortunately turns into cardboard after a while
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, zesty

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