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"Whisky-Distilleries (blind) Tasting Sessions"

Bunnahabhain

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Bunnahabhain

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
48,5 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
sherry wood
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (cask #5521/22)
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WDTS2012-05 88/100

Tasting detail data

Highest rate 91/100
Lowest rate 84/100
Difference 7
Average 87,78

Appreciation

Total number of tasters 18
Excellent 1
Very good 7
Good 9
Medium 0
Bad 0
Bunnahabhain 20 Wilson Morgan

“Superb stuff! Peat and sherry marvel!”
This dram has a tawny-like color.
Nose (90): more than average. honey, sulphur, peat, citrus, nuts. Old sherried Japanese single malt style whisky.
Taste (92): powerful, oily. honey, peat, wood, citrus, spices, cinnamon. Very nice.
Finish (91): longer than average. peat, honey, spices, maritime.

91/100

Color: Amber
A subtle nose marked by sherry and spices. Some bitterness in the background, giving a certain depth and complexity to the nose of this most pleasant whisky.
A nice complexity on the palate. After a rather spectacular entrance in the mouth, notes of coffee, chocolate in addition to sherry. A fireworks of flavors, mixing alternately acidic and fruity notes and hints of mocha.
The finish is long and of exceptional intensity. It perfectly pronlonge mouth.
90/100

color: amber
nose: old oak, some dark forest fruits, very full, little spice, coffee, brownies, cacao
taste: very smooth entrance, gets fuller in the mouth, old wood, again forest fruits and spices, the finish is warming and also full flavoured, ending with a spicy note

90/100

Color: Amber
Nose: Requires good ventilation, there is then stewed fruit, dates, spices and a slight peat bottom, on cold ashes.
Palate: The peat is present, a nice peaty sherry, well balanced, very lightly on the rubber but it is discreet and does not disturb the balance. The sherry is about chocolate and orange and peat on the cold ashes, accompanied by marine notes. Some sulfur notes that fade with aeration.
Finish: long on peat and sherry
89/100

The first nose is between bitterness and acidity. Uninviting does not it? Yet this kind of profile is intriguing. Wood and sulfur are the counterpart to the dressing. This becomes original, especially since the opposition is highlighted by coffee and discrete exotic fruits. Aeration presents a nascent peat, emerging from chaos first: spices (cinnamon, pepper, Jamaica pepper), the meringues. Notes of vulcanized rubber appear here and there. On the palate, the attack is soft and delicate. It begins with a aqueous estonishing passage, before an explosion peat-based under control with a lovely fruity spicy, made ​​from bananas and pepper. The finale, a beautiful length, rest on the same notes, which go out slowly leaving only the licorice and orange marmalade, nuts and gingerbread.
A superbly balanced whisky, very pleasant.
89/100

Colour: Pale Amber
Nose: The nose is first rather surprising, fresh slice of apple and ball of vanilla ice cream. Then he's hotter, more consistent with what it's colour suggested. A bit of rubber, some leather, but also greediest notes of raisins, caramel, and the tangerine and coffee and even a little Grand Marnier custard.
Taste: The attack lacks a little power, but not the mid-palate, with mandarin, but still "good" and a touch of rubber dark chocolate, then dry sherry flavors.
Finish: Medium length, it is pleasantly sulfur present and the bitterness of dark chocolate mixed with citrus zest.

Conclusion: A very good malt, complex and enjoyable.
89/100

Colour: Burnished.
Nose: Rich and candied. Both jammy and vibrant, but always fruity. A nice mix between the softness of stewed fruits (cooked strawberries) and the vibrancy of summer ones (nectarine). And oranges too. A hint of peat or is it the burnt wood? Slightly hot. And a slight organic touch (melt butter) not unlike in some Juras.
Mouth: Candied oranges and big ripe red apples. A drop of water opens it up on even more exuberant fruity flavours (peaches, mangoes).
Finish: Becomes dry and mineral, without losing anything of its fruitiness.

Comment: An entertaining malt. Rich and fresh, chewy and vibrant, fruity and elegant. Ben Nevis?

88/100

Colour: amber
Nosing: nutty juicy, oaky but fresh, woody
Tasting: dry sherry (fino?), rich and round, hint of mint and cherries behind
Finish: sherry, cherry brandy, ginger, heavy, long

Comment: Classic whisky. I like this style

88/100

Nose: Soft and elegant. A little too wise anyway. Seems to conceal some complexity, but does not proceed easily.
Taste: Medicinal, a little (too) dry. Rather elegant on some fruits despite a lack of alertness. Veil of smoke and creosote.
Final: evolution of medicinal nuances(synthol, cloves ...).
Conclusion: Atypical what makes it interesting, deserves some attention here ... An old Whisky almost past? Deserves that one take his time.
88/100

appearance: reddish gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, coffee, chocolate, intensely toasted bread, leeks in early rotting (perceived as pleasant), BBQ sauce
taste: low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, a dry and slightly bitter (good wood) basis carries the aromas of the nose
finish: short to medium

Conclusion: A pleasant and complex whisky that lacks in intensity to cross the 90 points milestone

88/100

Color: Amber
Nose: Subtle sherry notes, spicy, dry and sharp.
Taste: Now you also taste beautiful sherry and wood influences which follow each other well.

Finish: medium and some dryness.

88/100

Gold color with hints of brown
Nose: In the very first time I am seized by a feeling of cold soot and ash. but it fades very quickly to make room for a slightly woody leather and a nice peppery note
Palate: The attack is straightforward. Alcohol brings a nice tension to the tasting. Whisky is tannic, almost drying. It is monolithic but still effective. It hides nothing.
Finale: The length is medium, hot. It is on the leather. the final is a bit dusty. There is clearly a return of sensations perceived in the nose. It ends with pepper.

A beautiful whisky.

87/100

Color: Amber
Nose: Fruty, tobacco
Mouth: Tobacco, dried fruits (hazelnuts), spices
Final: Moyenne on dried fruits

87/100

Colour: Old gold, pale amber.
Nose: Nose first tart, raspberry vinegar and lemon marinade, salt, a little leather, tiny hint of tobacco. A little later, the nose is being invaded by notes medicinal, alcohol mint, camphor, chlorophyll, the Vicks ointment.
Taste: Oily, spicy, fruity, slightly woody
Final: In continuation of the mouth, the medicinal notes perceived by the nose are back.

Comment: An amazing profile, two-sided. Very playful, unusual. Avoid water.
86/100

Color: Amber
Nose: The sherry is already dominant. Tiramisu, caramel and a bit of cork that conceals some greener tips - fresh fruit, vegetables - and a spicy smoke.
Taste: A feeling is never far from coffee, vanilla, but also more surprising tips, more smoky and spicy - chorizo ​​lapidary evocation -. It's really nice.
Final: A little disappointing over time. We find the sherry in the finish with vanilla.

Comment: At the opening, the nose is disconcerting with borderline grades. Then there is a lack of precision. The mouth is very pleasant, a gentle roundness that takes the palate. The final is against clear below. The originality of the final product should be noted, a commodity rather rare these days.
86/100

Nose: wood, plum, coffee and suffering. Becomes civilized after a long aeration and intensifies its sherry part .
Taste: soft, sweet and mild.
Finish: medium length.
86/100

Nose: lemon, mustard, blond tobacco.
Taste: Lemon, bitterness and sweetness.
Final: Biscuit, bitter. Short to medium lenght.

Comments: The nose is very pleasant, the taste is good but the finish leaves something to be desired and that is unfortunate.

86/100

Colour: deep gold
Nose: Sherry and fresh in the first place. A few incisive with a little coffee with honey and caramel. A sulfur coat. Small woody notes here and there. A little meaty? Perhaps. On the vents, it will become waxy and dusty as an old piece of furniture. It remains delicate and a little too quiet for me. I feel it a little closed.
Dry mouth and slightly bitter. Black coffee without sugar. Wood and spices. Rather hot.
Long, bitter coffee the same as for the mouth. A little spice, but further back. this time.


Comment: 84 as a presence of alcohol is quite present in the nose and bothers me. It's a shame because it remains good.
84/100
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