Overall rating
92.01/100
votes
201
Whiskybase ID
WB98562
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Duck Label
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 jul 2017 9:27 am by whioli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 423.00

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201 × member ratings

243 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 1973 W-F

38 users have left 44 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.01 points.

  1. mattheww scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  2. nomad_soul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. mudshark scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Won today or yesterday evening in direct comparison to the Acla44! More intense on the nose, probably due to the higher alcohol content, sweeter on the palate, but a good bit more 'spicy' in the finish.

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. LDB scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Round, strong, but initially closed. Clear glue note.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Insanely full and intense fruit paste, which is integrated into harmonious light wood tones, with hints of essential oils (eucalyptus)
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very balanced, becoming more and more delicate.

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    1973-1975, 41-44 years old undisclosed Speyside single malts x 10

    I had very high expectations for this tasting and that was hardly surprising as the average scores were between 91-93 points.
    Most people think they are all Glenfarclas and they must be at least 3rd fill possibly 4th fill judging by the quality on show here.
    Alas I was disappointed and the high scores on these malts were not justified, some people score them 97/98 points or even higher?
    I only scored 3 over 90 points and if i was honest with myself the rest could easily have been a few points lower than the average scores i gave them.
    The Maltbarn was the best, the Daily Dram and the Whisky Fassle gave a good account of themselves and the TWA whisky exchange gets a mention but it was hardly exciting.
    The other 6 were disappointing with weakish noses and a palate that was the wrong side of woody which at times the wood stopped the fruit in its tracks which was a shame.
    They were also a bit thin and in final summary insipid, uninteresting and boring to me.

    The top 3 i would not pay more than £200 for, the rest I would not buy, the prices people want for these is stupid, just becuse something is old they are not better and if they are indeed Glenfarclas then in most cases they were not up to the quality that the distillery needed to keep them as an official bottling, the Maltbarn and Daily Dram were good enough, so a shout out to those two IB bottlers.
    My comments will be disagreed with I am sure but this is where H2H tastings come into their own, and let you score accordingly matched to quality, you always have a reference point to place your scores around. In isolation i can sort of understand some of the high scores and my sensitivity to bitterness will always be a factor but apart from the top 3 there was nothing to get excited about here, that said the scores are respectable so decent aged single malts without in most cases approaching real quality.

    1-Speyside 43 year 1973 47.7% sherry cask 149 bottles Maltbarn wb id 95118
    92/92/93
    2-Speyside Region 1973 43 year 49.7% celebrating 10th anniversary of Daily Dram wb id 86910
    87/91/91
    3-Speyside Region 41 year fino sherry 1975 47.4% Whisky Fassle wb id 80035
    91/90/91
    4-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 47.4% TWE Exclusive wb id 118346
    87/90/90
    5-A Speyside distillery Cask 12 43 year 1973 52.2% 221 bottles Whisky Doris- wb id 117953
    88/88/89
    6-Speyside Region 44 year sherry cask 1973 51.6% sherry cask 372 bottles Antique Lions wb id 99244
    87/86/88
    7-A Speyside Distillery 41 year fino sherry 1975 46.9% 220 bottles Whisky Doris wb id 95372 -
    88/87/86
    8-Speyside Region, The Whisky Agency 1973 44 year 48.6% 10 years of TWA wb id 110350
    86/86/87
    9-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 52.4% Art Nouveau Ladies sherry wood wb id 98877
    88/84/85
    10-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 46.9% Art Nouveau Ladies sherry butt wb id 94857
    89/82/85

  8. wako93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose is porn. Then old school. You just have to try, difficult to describe.
    • Nose
      92 92
      So deep. So many fruit nuances. Mutlivitamin at its best. Mango, guava, papaya. Thick syrup. Some shredded carrots. Vanilla. Subtle wood aromas, these fluctuate between old moldy wood and freshly cut wood. Reminiscent of high-class cognac.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Old school flavor. Reminiscent of grants from the 60s. Creamy, oily. Set. Umami, meat broth. Green fruits. Sugary, crystalline. Kind of old books (yes, you can't eat them).
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very creamy, smooth. slight tingling. Again this old school flavor. Green paprika.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very complex and rich in derivative whiskys, very complex, the barrels were mixed together, the base was no longer able to make out what came from, the aroma was fabulously good, the taste / finish was a little easier, it became tougher and sharper in development, which slightly disappointed me after a sweet and soft aroma , such a peculiar negative wow effect; however, over time, the sharpness disappears, leaving an invigorating and fresh feeling, no - it’s still a major league, and what kind of development is like “War and Peace” among single-malt ones.
    • Nose
      Calm, moist, first nose - candied cranberries, confiture from mountain ash and hawthorn; soft spicy wood, honey-floral shades, raisins, dried fruits, vanilla, lemon syrup, tangerines, red orange, Montpensier candies, very light notes of licorice and dried medicinal herbs, old leather goods, overripe apples, fallen autumn foliage, some mineral notes, in slight notes of decomposition and sulfur appear in development.
    • Taste
      Dense, coarser than expected after a mild aroma, oily, sweet with ripe apple acidity, soft oak, the proportion of oak in development increases, it becomes more tart, bitter, red pepper appears, the oak gradually leaves, giving way to vanilla, light notes of grain and mash mixed with exotic fruits.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, apple seeds, light sweetish ginger, oily, a little astringency of the bark, apple juice, medicinal herbs - motherwort, yarrow; in development it becomes peppered, more woody, bitter berries appear - mountain ash, viburnum; bitterness decreases, it becomes drier, even astringent, orange peel, vanilla, persimmon, lemonade, ginger, very fresh, vigorously.

  10. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great complexity, tropical fruit compote, another great 73 speysider

  11. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Had the opportunity to taste this at the Gathering in 2018. Doesn't disappoint. On par with the other '73s.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  12. DannyDram scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Roland7 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A mixture of soft drinks! "Duchess", "Pinocchio", a little "Tarragon"! Linden honey! Flowers, green tea, kiwi!

  14. Simon Stood scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Saturated very full-bodied malt, with an abundance of green sweet fruit. Taste is better than other parameters.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Creamy cherry yellow fruit, rosemary, peach
    • Taste
      94 94
      Baklava, walnut, peach, sweet plums, sweet gooseberries
    • Finish
      93 93
      Cinnamon, vanilla, a little green pepper, kiwi

  15. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Class SR with very concentrated power, not as reclining calm as some, I like it.
    • Nose
      Needs a few drops of water, then beautiful tropic bouquet, kiwi, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, Kkos, almonds, pecans, ginger, anise, fennel, Brennesel
    • Taste
      Power right behind, very concentrated, lime, grapefruit, kiwi, pineapple, mango, papaya, fennel, green tea, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, saffron, anise, cumin, cumin, licorice
    • Finish
      Honey, toffee, grapefruit peel, mango, some anise, cinnamon and cumin, long, warming

  16. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2018] I just had an excellent undisclosed Speyside region malt from a different german bottler (WB 84938) so I am curious if this one is even better (as the average rating score suggests).

    This is a fine dram but it stayed some years too long in the cask so the wood is dominant and turns the whisky a little bitter and astringent. But nevertheless an excellent dram...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a fine fruity-honey profile that is very sweet - but to be honest, I liked the Sansibar better. The wooden notes grow stronger the longer this dram breathes what is not bad but they simply dominate the other fine aromas and turn the nose unbalanced. Nevertheless, this is criticism on a very high level of quality - sorry for that...
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is nicely layered on all kinds of sweet aromas (barley sugars, honeys, fruits) with delicate spices (ginger, nutmeg and the like) and firm wooden notes that are a little too strong for my taste buds, again. It is delicate and very interesting to explore but due to the heavier tannins I would not drink more than one dram in a row. Water turns the dram even sweeter and takes out some of the wooden notes - I like it best when reduced to about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating in the mouth with a significant bitter-astringent feeling from the tannins. Not really unpleasant but too much to be enjoyable. The finish is long and now the wood has the say, unfortunately (I am not a wood-head anyhow)...

  17. Tombadil scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Wonderful and delicous, multiple layers of lavender and lilac blossoms, mirabells, pineapple, pear and apple, gingerbread and cake spices - awsome - one of the best 73er speysiders after all. A wonderful dram.
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  18. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

  19. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Segens scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    fuck rottendon you nailed it! ;-)

    These Speysides are soooo great... Not much else to say :-)

  21. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Highly enjoyable, fruity, complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Incredibly fruity. Similar, but maybe even more expressive than the Archives bottling. Lots of citrus, mainly orange peel, but also a bit of lemon zest. Then there's apricot jam, pineapple and peach. Also honey and beeswax. Incredible stuff.
    • Taste
      Very creamy, and then the fruits arrive. Passion fruit, tangerine, mango, some papaya, but also bitterness from pink grapefruit. Soft spices, cinnamon. There's a touch of maple syrup, and some wood tannins too.
    • Finish
      Long, with lots of fruit, and a slight woody bitterness.

  22. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  23. Ra_Di scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  24. whiskystore scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    stunning.
    • Nose
      honey, apricot, vanilla, pineapple, peach, heather
    • Taste
      honey, banana, tangerine, dried fruit, sweet
    • Finish
      medium, fruity, swet, spicey

  25. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Note for site admin, see thread

    https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/71/topic/16830/bug-in-notes-display?page=1#post102801

    2nd posting due to original not being recorded on bottle page.

    Original post :-

    This one grows on you but I cannot get it to the mid 90`s as others do here.
    I do like the fact that the fruit grows, as does the sweetness buts its a little dry and slightly cloying which loses it a few marks.
    Is it worth the money, well a good quality Speyside for under 400 euro of this age, yesI think is pretty good value but my view is this is what official bottlings of this age would be priced at if it was based on quality alone :)
    Love the label on WF bottles.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  26. Othorion scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Great malt, wonderful fruit cocktail, whose old age is clearly visible, without the long Fassreifung would kill the malt. Since the filling time was chosen pretty perfect, I would say!
    • Nose
      A sweet, flowery fruit cocktail attacked me, behind hiding tart notes. Hard to sort at first, so concentrated hit me the flavors. The dram needs and deserves time. Gradually, the components can be summarized, pineapple, ripe mango, red apples, apple compote, lilac, furniture polish, mild moder, custard, cake dough, herbs, sour grapefruit, milk chocolate, canned peach and honey! Brilliant!
    • Taste
      Honey sweet and again the many bright fruits from the nose. The chocolate is also there, but now rather bittersweet chocolate, plus some pepper and a subtle ginger note. Vanilla, green tea, cinnamon, leather and honey, tingling, oily, buttery and mouth filling. And nothing to feel the alcohol, great!
    • Finish
      Warm, long, creamy, waxy, pineapple, dark chocolate and pepper

  27. Mark Renton scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Have it against https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/95372/a-speyside-distillery-1975-wd and https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98907/speyside-region-1973 -ma keyed. Unfortunately for me the "tail light" of this 3er flight, albeit on a very high level.
    • Nose
      Right at the beginning an interesting fino-freshness with notes in white wine (Sancerre). Compared to other 73/75 undisclosed Speysidern, clearly closed nose. He needs an hour to be playful. As always with the unknown Speysider brothers: Changeable fruit notes, the longer the glass is in the room. Here are significantly fewer tropical effects than expected, but various citrus fruits, especially lime, sugared grapefruit, also apple. In between, always paper glue.
    • Taste
      For me the real surprise: Hardly any bittern notes, at least not that go beyond pleasant dark chocolate, but nice liquorice. Friendly tannins and herbal notes, apples.
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolate-bitter, sweet, fresh-mentholig

  28. daverdaz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell with the best I had in the nose! MEGA !!!! Unfortunately, the taste is too one-sided and not complex. The fruit and the sweetness have completely lacked in taste.
    • Nose
      The nose is absolute upper class and top-notch. Beautiful sweet oak and floral aromas. With a little bit of water bright fruits like mango and papaya come to light, lovely !!
    • Taste
      The malt is intense but for my taste too little fruit and sweet. Lots of oak and slight bitterness
    • Finish
      Medium long and not very impressive

  29. daverdaz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    An absolute top whisky!
    • Nose
      Wow, right after pouring it smells of tropical fruits in the whole room. I keep my nose out of glass for the first time: the fruits become "yellower" and remind of mirabelle plums, apricots and overripe pears. Beeswax immediately shows up behind it. The malt is creamy with notes of vanilla and zabaione. The oak is subtly in the background and reminiscent of baking cocoa. After about 30 minutes, the oak becomes more present with typical sour notes. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      Complex and mouth-filling. The malt is very oily and creamy. Tropical fruits. Baked apples with raisins and roasted almond slivers. Green tea. Orange abrasion. Toffees. Some pepper. After a while oak notes flash again and again. Dark chocolate. Sweetened mocha.
    • Finish
      Long. First, green tea. Ginger. Vanilla. Then the oak pushes forward again. The combination of dark chocolate and peppermint is reminiscent of After Eight. Roasted nuts. Pumpkin seeds.

  31. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    What an intense and multi-layered fruit bomb, I'm thrilled! This complex malt releases the most different flavors and these harmonize perfectly with each other. Fruits, herbs, leather, tobacco, spicy wood elements, chocolate and many other tasty flavors make this old Speysider a taste experience. The high alcohol content is perfectly and harmoniously integrated, here and there the high age can be guessed. A great and very interesting Malt, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Clear and dark gold, the Speyside shines in the glass. Tough and oily streaks slowly dissolve out of the streaks adhering to the glass wall and leisurely return to the glass. At the beginning of nosing, ripe bananas mix with a very fragrant spice and herbal note, and a subtly tart fruit note is added. Green apples and overripe apricots fall from the basket onto the blooming wildflower meadow, peaches and tangerines roll into creamy butter, exotic fruits are cut open for a bowl of fruit salad, while a beguiling sweetness lies above the intense fruit mixture. Vanilla pods are scratched and squeezed on a wooden board, pears and pineapple complete the extreme fruit blend. A few herbs dry in the sun, freshly mown grass exudes its intense scent.
    • Taste
      Fermented fruits mix with the first sip of very spicy pieces of wood, a subtle sharpness sets in. Dried berries and fruits are supported by a subtly tart and yet spicy woody note. Appearances of old walnuts and dried leaves, the intense fruity notes of the nose come to light again after a while. A subtle and very pleasant pinch of pungent pepper is distributed on the tongue and on the palate. A light glow creates a cozy warmth, a touch of dry leather and bitter tobacco leaves pamper the palate. The tart walnut aromas are permeated by full-bodied chocolate and a subtle note of coffee.
    • Finish
      Creamy, the dried fruits are on the tongue and leave a fruity and sweet-sour aroma on the palate. The slightly tart leather and tobacco notes return, as well as the old walnut flavor. A fine spicy and subtly tart wood note sets in, followed by creamy butter and tobacco leaves. Again, milk chocolate and a few dried herbs show up. With a hint of mint and fruity nuances, the finish slowly fades and remains long and intense in memory.

  32. didi1893 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    What an intense and multi-layered fruit bomb, I'm thrilled! This complex malt releases the most different flavors and these harmonize perfectly with each other. Fruits, herbs, leather, tobacco, spicy wood elements, chocolate and many other tasty flavors make this old Speysider a taste experience. The high alcohol content is perfectly and harmoniously integrated, here and there the high age can be guessed. A great and very interesting Malt, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Clear and dark gold, the Speyside shines in the glass. Tough and oily streaks slowly dissolve out of the streaks adhering to the glass wall and leisurely return to the glass. At the beginning of nosing, ripe bananas mix with a very fragrant spice and herbal note, and a subtly tart fruit note is added. Green apples and overripe apricots fall from the basket onto the blooming wildflower meadow, peaches and tangerines roll into creamy butter, exotic fruits are cut open for a bowl of fruit salad, while a beguiling sweetness lies above the intense fruit mixture. Vanilla pods are scratched and squeezed on a wooden board, pears and pineapple complete the extreme fruit blend. A few herbs dry in the sun, freshly mown grass exudes its intense scent.
    • Taste
      Fermented fruits mix with the first sip of very spicy pieces of wood, a subtle sharpness sets in. Dried berries and fruits are supported by a subtly tart and yet spicy woody note. Appearances of old walnuts and dried leaves, the intense fruity notes of the nose come to light again after a while. A subtle and very pleasant pinch of pungent pepper is distributed on the tongue and on the palate. A light glow creates a cozy warmth, a touch of dry leather and bitter tobacco leaves pamper the palate. The tart walnut aromas are permeated by full-bodied chocolate and a subtle note of coffee.
    • Finish
      Creamy, the dried fruits are on the tongue and leave a fruity and sweet-sour aroma on the palate. The slightly tart leather and tobacco notes return, as well as the old walnut flavor. A fine spicy and subtly tart wood note sets in, followed by creamy butter and tobacco leaves. Again, milk chocolate and a few dried herbs show up. With a hint of mint and fruity nuances, the finish slowly fades and remains long and intense in memory.

  33. Dottore scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What else is there to say big? A maturation near perfection. 95 points, one big bottle destroys the exorbitant price.
    • Nose
      Light acidity, almost a Grain smell. Very complex and very complex, yet incredibly harmonious. white pepper, sugar sweet barbecue banana with honey and vanilla ice cream. Orchids. Tree bark. Arugula, almost vegetable notes. After a long time freshly squeezed orange juice. Above all hovers a slightly musty-old fragrance. I have rarely experienced such a variety of flavor cargo. Great great great!!!
    • Taste
      About 51%? Ha, never! perfectly integrated alcohol. Creamy-liqueur-like mouthfeel. Very sweet with lots of vanilla and coconut. More tropical spice than Christmas spice. Mouth, nose, throat, yes, even the entire brain are infatuated with brutally beautiful spices. The age is noticeable at any time, yet not decayed but full of awe-inspiring elegance. Oranges and nectarines show maturation in the sherry barrel. Wonderful
    • Finish
      Long, old, sweet, peppery, dry and discreetly bitter.

  34. rottendon did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    So it really takes a lot of time, half an hour is not enough, but then there is a full, multi-layered aromas fireworks, which is also very harmonious and well balanced. I have already tasted a lot of this 70s Speysider, this is one of the really good ones. I tasted it in parallel to https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/82207/speyside-region-1973-twa, my previous favorite, this comparison then he loses, but only just. The abundance and sorting of the Good Vibes is even more impressive and also in terms of strength, this nose slightly forward. This one is a lot sweeter, but not overly sweet, a matter of taste, but here, too, the Good Vibes personally agree more with me.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring slightly alcoholized sour pear and a touch of glue. After a few moments already denser and with more acid, the glue has disappeared. Nevertheless, the whole thing seems unnatural. After about half an hour's life, there is a lot of furniture polish in the glass. A few dates and a hint of garlic are to be found. Movement brings caramelized mango and orange peel as well as an idea mint. Ripe apples and beeswax, pears and marjoram. Spices and furniture polish, whenever he has time to sit down. In between, short approaches of cotton candy and the initially quite restrained nose is now much more intense. Very complex, only with a lot of effort to sort, especially the interaction of fruity and on the other hand, the always flashy hearty and herbaceous notes is captivating and animated to search and analyze again and again. After he was allowed to breathe really long, offers a intertwined, dense and well-integrated bouquet of ripe yellow, tropical fruits, citrus aromas (blood orange and kumquat), dry herbs and nuances deeply buried old barrel flavors, damp cellar, furniture polish, dusty books and gnawed Appelgriepsch , Heated, the acid goes back a little in the short term and he looks altogether older, while now the typical bourbon cask notes of caramel and vanilla are present, but old hold.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully complex in the mouth, richly sweet with acacia and fir honey, a beautiful herbal mixture, a crazy, not really to grasp Fruchtpotpourri and a pinch of black pepper. Towards the back, the herbs are initially stronger and then convert to slightly sweetened mocha, the more the tannins come to the fore. The onset is buttery soft, the mouthfeel pleasantly oily.
    • Finish
      In the overall rather long finish, it warms up for a while, has a short tip of some menthol and then spoils with fine dark chocolate and milk with honey, and extremely long.

  35. Vince' scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Already pouring is a real pleasure. A torrent of scary sweet exotic fruits paired with fine vanilla and jasmine tea aromas flows to meet one. I can not identify really bitter oak flavors that might betray the proud age. It's just this creamy vanilla-floral fragrance mix that suggests an approach of age or oak flavors. After a while in the glass I associate something like sweet cherries with milk chocolate, apples, cinnamon, caramel and honey. This aroma is something special. So fruity and yet so complex with perfectly integrated alcohol. Taste: Sweet and spicy with a very pleasant but intense tingle. This intense nose nose repeats and literally explodes throughout the mouth. The vanilla is also present. Furthermore, cinnamon, light pepper, caramel and something like orange blossom / jasmine bleeding can be found. However, there are also subtle aromas of a rather old barrel: masses of spicy roasted aromas, associations with leather couch, tobacco, chocolate and nutmeg are also not enough. The intensity of the aromas is outstanding and does not stop me grinning. The finish is chilling with mint and still surprisingly sweet. The oak is delicate and tart and tends to go in the jasmine tea direction with dark chocolate. This very slightly tart aroma with roasted aromas lingers on the tongue for a long time. Conclusion: a wonderful experience. A malt delivers and is completely different than what I have given previous old whisky bottlings. This intense aroma of exotic fruits in old age is unparalleled.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  36. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very sophisticated, wonderfully fruity malt with powerful flavors.
    The matured oak and the spiciness are entered nicely.
    Compared to the Speyside Malt 1975 Sb, which I also brought to 92 points,
    this is a less fruity and sherried edition where more oak and spice is gained.
    Adding the flavor profile and the price I guess Tomintoul.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Highly refined and elegant. Slight sherry, probably fino.
      Wonderful fruitiness: apple, pineapple, peach, pear and mango. Touch of citruses. Raisin.
      Honey, vanilla and chocolate. Slightly matured, spicy oak breeze. Coconut and jasmine green tea.
    • Taste
      93 93
      It's surprisingly powerful, creamy and sophisticated. Really doesn't feel the alcohol, wow!
      Fruits on the nose are nicely complemented with banana and tangerine. Vibrant acids.
      The matured, slightly tannic oak and the spiciness, especially white pepper gets more space.
      Green teas, vanilla. It's still surrounded by a light fresh mint cloud.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, fruity, spicy, floral.

  37. MrMarmelade scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    This is without any doubt one of the best of all the amazing 1973 undisclosed speysiders.

    ... if not the very best of them all.
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  38. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    A gigantic beautiful drop, to the point, with subtle barrel influence, a lot of fruit and great balance, just as I like it. Liquid blossom nectar! How could that be better? A perfect malt for me.
    • Nose
      Pineapple stands over the glass! In addition, a potpourri of apples of all kinds - red, sunlit, sweet, (over) ripe apples fresh from the tree, baked apples, applesauce with cinnamon, also pears now mix with; In addition to the wonderful fruit aromas, floral notes are also to be found - a sweet sea of ​​jasmine and fragrant lilac (the white, sweet), vanilla blossoms and pods, with some milk chocolate - and spicy notes of stomach bread, spiced condiment, cinnamon and cardamom - wow, gigantic great nose!
    • Taste
      sparkling fruit explosion, like a leap into the clear water, all fruits from the nose are back, pineapple, apples, pears, apple compote with cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom and white pepper (not too much), tangerine, getting stronger, dark chocolate, green tea with jasmine, sweet stomach bread spices, liquid flower nectar!
    • Finish
      long and long and warming, tangerine, pineapple and dark chocolate, eucalyptus, lilac and jasmine, cinnamon and cardamom

  39. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I think the nose is very tasty, but also clearly
    reserved - others can do it better - I don't need a bottle of it at the issue price of 380
    • Nose
      Very beautiful ripe exotic fruits - avian mango, ripe peaches fresh from the tree, passion fruit - a perfectly sweet and sour balance supports the fruity seductive character.

      As in a sphere of its own, there is a layer of delicate sweet oak with a lot of fragrant vanilla underneath the fruit.

      A little hand warmth is good for the nose - it becomes more intense and turns a little more to the acid side.
    • Taste
      spicy, as fruity as the nose, slightly waxy oak with cooling mint - intensely tingling with pineapple acid on the tongue, slightly astringent without bitter notes or even bitterness. initially more sour, it becomes increasingly sweet vanilla and a little pepper.
    • Finish
      The fruitiness turns into a note of milk chocolate - it is fresh at the same time - of mint, spice, polished wood and some wax - this combination is very long on the palate

  40. XorLophaX scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 92/100 points - "amazing fruity whisky". This great undisclosed Speysider (you often go directly from a Glenfarclas, but the fruitiness reminds me more of Allt-a-Bhainne of the 90s and Tomintoul of the 70s) from the Fino-Sherry keg (which I assume) is a fruit bomb in front of the Lord. At first fruity and stunning, with more time, however, even rounder and sweeter. The slight alcoholic touch disappears quickly and makes room for fruity sweet flavors, later even peach and mango. Please give the whisky time to breathe! Since I feel the issue price of 385 € as quite high, is in my view at 92 points "end". If he were around 250-300 € I would have probably awarded 94 points ...
    Link to the tasting: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/781
    • Nose
      When opened, this wonderful whisky exudes its full fruitiness. A crunchy fruit basket of apples, pears and especially pronounced are the citrus fruits. A subtle honey sweetness with a few spices. Unfavorably fruity.
    • Taste
      In the mouth directly the overwhelming fruit. Ripe apples and bananas with some orange and clear lemon peel. Some green tea with a hint of wood and herbs. The alcohol perfectly integrated. You can see that it is something about drinking strength, but miles away from alcoholic. Great.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and changes several times. First warming and fruity, then a pronounced honey sweetness with tangerines and cinnamon. Later on something like green tea, herbs and grasses.

  41. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  42. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  43. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    You really don't feel the 51.3% abv - so fruity and smooth, very good!
    • Nose
      Very intense fruity, sticky honey, apricots, whiffs of vanilla, pineapples, peaches - great!
    • Taste
      Very creamy, oily, smooth, fruity, sweet, new fruits adding like apples and pears - very good!
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, sweet, fruity, little peppery

  44. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

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