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Hazelburn 2003

Overall rating 153 votes 85.96

Member rates

441 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

21 Notes

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
22 Jul 2017 12:38 am
schero gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Zu Beginn der für Hazelburn typische Blecheimer, das ganze wird von einer süßen Mischung aus Kaffee, Schokolade und Trauben umspielt, ölig, eine dezente Gewürznote wird dann dominanter, getrocknete Tomaten mit Oliven, sehr vielschichtig und interessant

Taste

Süße Schokolade, Kakaopulver, der maritime Blecheimer ist auch wieder da, viele Gewürze und Orangenschale 

Finish

Eiche mit maritimen Einfluss, sehr würzig und kakaohaltig, ein insgesamt mittellanger Abgang 

Comments

Der Hazelburn-Blecheimer ist wirklich einzigartig! 

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KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
14 Jul 2017 9:39 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Copper polish, honey, yellow raisin, minerals, limestone, plaster, papaya, peat, blueberry and cherry. Later tangerine peel and green banana. Water adds green apple peel.

Taste

Oily, peaty, peppery and waxy. Honey, papaya, fig and orange. A splash of water easily tears apart that lovely texture, better keep it as full strength.

Finish

Great unity of the thick waxy honeyed texture and the peat. Some mango, cherry and vanilla in the background. Eventually some toasted - slightly burnt - brown bread.

Comments

Nose 86, taste 87, finish 88.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
30 May 2017 4:38 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 88 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during a Springbank Masterclass tasting at the Campbeltown whisky festival.

The nose is all about a modern sherry style with raisins, marzipan, demara sugars and wooden notes.  It arrives a little (tongue) coating in the mouth without hot or peppery moments.  The taste is on vanilla-toffee and sherry-induced flavours again (red berries jam, creme brulee).  The finish adds dark chocolatey flavours and is neither bitter nor dry, just like a creamy liqueur.  Some water smoothens the dram and releases more chocolatey flavours that are really nice.  But too much flattens it out.

This dram proves that the modern sherry style can produce a very delicious whisky too...

Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
theroachman
Member Senior theroachman Tasting note
10 Nov 2017 3:45 pm
theroachman gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

blonde raisins, ground chickory, pure oloroso sherry, olive oil, hint of sweet peat, burnt laurel leaves

Taste

thick and oily, starts with a slight sweet hint but quickly becomes more herbal on thyme and pink pepper, then some citrusy notes like grapefruit pop up

Finish

continuation of the body. very very long and herbal on bay leaves and thyme, bitterish black olive tapenade, dark chocolate

Comments

lovely dry style

Defeatless
Expert Senior Defeatless Review note
27 Sep 2017 10:14 pm
Defeatless gave this whisky 86 points

Nose:
Sweet, earthy, sherried, hint of peat. I get dark spices, like Garam Masala, Ras el Hanout etc.

Taste:
Sweet and spicy. Hints of caramel and vanilla. Faint orange.

Body:
Smooth as silk

Finish:
Medium-long length. Peaty, sherried aftertaste. Then rather some vanilla and wood.

Price:
Quit fair if bought under €70,-

Presentation:
Sober, decent and all the info you want.

Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
14 Aug 2017 5:56 pm
ctu gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sherry. Sweet peat, earth, honey, raisin. Green apple peel. It's a bit winey, vinegary.

Taste

Oily. Sweet oloroso, honey. Pepper and cocoa. Vanilla and toffee.
It's thin at first, but it's getting stronger nicely.

Finish

Medium length, spicy, dry.

Comments

Soft, refined and luscious. Sherry is not cover the distillery character.

fradin11
Expert Senior fradin11 Review note
30 Jul 2017 7:13 pm
fradin11 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
90
The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Tasting note
30 Jul 2017 12:07 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Musty like a warehouse, earthy, sweet and slightly briny

Taste

Quite sharp on the tongue, but very light in flavor

Finish

Slightly sweet, winey, slightly briny

Comments

Very pleasant but given the circumstances I would love to rate this one another time!

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
08 Jul 2017 10:46 am
Cubey666 gave this whisky 87 points

Nose: first sniff: horse stable and damp gras, okay let's let is standing for a wee couple of minutes.

Nose (pt 2): there we have it, wonderful. Chalky notes, the minerals are present too as is seen more often with Springbank and kin. Almonds (or Pecannuts as someone suggested) clearly originating from the cask. 

also a whim of a spiritual fruitiness thingy, lets call it white grapes.

Taste: wonderfully complex, dynamic and nicely layered. quite a lot to discover and enjoy. Fruits related to sherry, minerals, hint of peatsmoke, and yellow apples.

Finish: long, next to the still lingering taste, some cookie dough and pears come along.

Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
87
My Collection
jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
14 Jun 2017 8:31 pm
jankes gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88

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