Benrinnes 13 (AD Rattray 1998/2012 Cask #6850) Review

This is a 13 year Benrinnes that was matured in an Oloroso sherry butt for 13 years before being bottled at 53.5% ABV.

Nose: Fruit cake, walnuts, banana bread, butterscotch, and muddled fruits – dark, rich fruit notes permeate this sherry bomb.

Palate: Quite flinty with plums among a nutty malt, cocoa and cherry notes mixed with a lot of tannins.

Finish: Quite bitter from all the lingering tannins with a good amount of fruits lingering.

Rating: 88/100 – A very good, heavily sherried Benrinnes. I’m amazed at the color and flavors this has picked up after only 13 years.

Value for the money: Looks like this has been averaging around €150 at auction in recent months which is a pretty great price for what you’re getting.

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