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Overall rating
91.03/100
votes
111
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 6:08 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 674.92

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Whisky Reviews for Convalmore 1977 CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [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...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Samples available.
    • 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.

  3. Zinni scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    When this bottling appeared, I was looking forward to a malt like the fruity-playful 2013 bottled predecessor ... and was disappointed (if not shocked) by the first impression ... But this jubilee bottling was chosen back by the Cadenhead team. It's an insanely complex and exciting malt that needs no time to be discovered, with no salient feature (sherry, fruit, etc.). But this patience will pay off!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Wonderfully complex, a true fine spirit with filigree citrus notes, white grape juice with a dash of woodruff syrup ... 57%? Where did they hide?
    • Taste
      93 93
      Fresh, a bit of salt, after a short time then makes some wood noticeable (it may even after 40 years!) And he suddenly looks much older
    • Finish
      91 91
      Youthful sparkling onset, a pleasant feeling of warmth is noticeable (DA is the 56.8%!), Eternal, herbal-stressed finish

  4. schero scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Blind tip:
    Littlemill
    Approximately 30 years
    Bourbon barrel
    Approximately 50%

    Resolution:
    Krass horny part. I'm pretty happy with my estimate. Thanks for the experience Eneloop2009 :-)
    • Nose
      Orange sweetness, popcorn, behind it really thick and creamy tropical fruits, mango and papaya and pure form, a few pastry notes come to sniff like mango muffins, in the end it is still slightly carburized, the second sip I have a grassy touch, this thick Sweetness stays
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet, banana, oak, extremely thick, light heat, yellow fruit
    • Finish
      The warmth combined with the yellow tropical fruits, lasts for a very long time, no dryness, but a lot of spice

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Must have been a great butt - so fruity and spicy and not tired at all after 40 years - just fantastic!
    • Nose
      Very fruity, apricots, sticky and honey so intense that it reminds on some glue solvent but really not bad, more on spices and oaky notes too
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, sweet, all kinds of ripe fruits, yellow, orange and red ones, spices, pepper, nutmeg, good oak wood - excellent
    • Finish
      Long, burning, spicy, zesty, sweet and more oak wood

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Perfectly. For real.
    • Nose
      Not very dark in color - after 40 years in the butt.
      It smells light, rather unremarkable. The aroma is hard to tell - it has something lemon, fruity and spicy.
    • Taste
      A wolf in sheep's clothing. Wow! What a start. He comes with all his might, but not overwhelming. Creamy, spicy, ... warm and round. Saliva in my mouth, I float.
    • Finish
      Very mild woody notes, now some vanilla. This is one of the old varieties: no frills, pure barrel flavors in cask strength.

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Pur a huge, rich, powerful powerhouse.
    He almost needs a few (few!) Drops of water to play his full class, otherwise he is a bit buttoned.

    Nice bottling, with which one can and should occupy oneself longer.
    • Nose
      Very compact and dense, also slightly alcoholic.
      Mineral, pencil, floral notes, ripe apples, oak.
      With water: finer. Fine spicy notes (cardamom and cinnamon), apricot jam, honey, as well as the floral notes, ripe apples. Plenty of depth and complexity, more playful. Oscillates. Great nose.
    • Taste
      Rich, peppery, spicy, cedar, apricot jam.
      Enormously concentrated and powerful, masculine and full. Will gradually become more accessible.
      With water: still dense and concentrated, but more accessible and also fruity, much greater variety of flavors and also balance.
    • Finish
      Intense, very long, very persistent. Apricot jam, fine spices and pencil.
      With water: also here much more accessible, finer, aromatic expressive.

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