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Convalmore 1977 CA

Overall rating 60 votes 90.71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
522
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:47 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

87 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

8 Notes

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
26 Jun 2017 8:44 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Peach, mango, coconut, pineapple, vanilla and marzipan.

Taste

Mango, pineapple, coconut, vanilla pudding and apricot. Quity peppery as well.

Finish

Vanilla pudding, pineapple and apricot.

Comments

Samples available.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
17 Jun 2017 10:00 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Cadenhead 175th Anniversary tasting in Campbeltown.

The colour is old gold and the texture shows very late slow legs and very late sticky tears (there stays a fat ring at the top of the glass for some minutes).  The nose is extremely herbal with some hints of these delicious far east fish sauces - very strange but really interesting (and quite complex).  It arrives in the mouth a little hot but instantly coating.  No drying nor bitter moments (after 40 years in the cask!).  The taste again shows an extremely herbal and umami profile (I guess one can detect a two-digit number of different herbs in it) imbedded in a sound wooden structure.  The finish is long and spicy (peppers, even some hints of salt), again no drying nor bitter notes.  Some water opens up both the nose and the taste nicely, it adds chocolatey flavours to the finish (but the strong herbal aromas vanish somewhat).  It is easier the drink with water added, but it is much more fun to explore it when neat.

A very interesting selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling.  I like it very much (except the price tag)...

PS:  These strong herbal flavours seem to block my tastebuds for other aromas as I find some very delicate and subtle drams (that I know very well) just dull and unimpressive after this Convalmore.  So this is an egocentric whisky as it lets no room for others after it (except even more egocentric stuff like Ardbeg).  Nevertheless I like it, but it should be placed at the end of a tasting session...

Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
84
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
16 Sep 2017 11:55 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Nicht sehr dunkel in der Farbe - und das nach 40 Jahren im Butt. 


Der riecht leicht, eher unauffällig. Das Aroma ist schwer auszumachen - der hat etwas Zitroniges, fruchtig und würzig. 

Taste

Der Wolf im Schafspelz. Wow! Was für ein Antritt. Der kommt mit aller Gewalt, aber trotzdem nicht überfordernd. Cremig, würzig, ... warm und rund. Speichel in meinem Mund, ich schwebe. 

Finish

Ganz milde Holznoten, jetzt auch etwas Vanille. Das ist einer der alten Sorte: ohne Schnörkel, reine Fassaromen in Fassstärke. 

Comments

Traumhaft. Wirklich. 

maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Review note
16 Sep 2017 11:32 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
75
Presentation
75
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
18 Aug 2017 1:21 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
90
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
30 Jul 2017 12:10 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
81
Presentation
89
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
30 Jul 2017 12:37 am
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
87
My Collection
jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
10 Jul 2017 1:36 pm
jankes gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
92.7
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
92
Presentation
93

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