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Springbank 'CV'

(46%, OB, NAS, 2010*)
Average Score: 79
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameSpringbank
Bottling NameCV
Alcohol By Volume46%
Average Score79

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin80
Robert Karlsson78
Konstantin Grigoriadis71
Ho-cheng Yao78
Krishna Nukala82
Lawrence Graham83
Luca Chichizola79
Rich Howard76
David Wankel80
Oliver Klimek74

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood83

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonQuite a bit cereal. Hm, not much more? Tastewise a little along the same lines. A nice maltiness but not much more in there.. hm.
Rich Howarda fairly unusual nose, quite strong, and an odd combination of tangerines, polished oak furniture and sawdust, lemon juice and lemon zest. the palate follows suit, quite woody with an undercurrent of fruit and sweet powdered sugar malt. water warms the nose with orange citrus and toasted spices, and the palate has a spicy kick now as well. a tad better with a drop or two, if you can handle all the spice and wood. [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards]
Oliver KlimekColor: Gold - Nose: "Farmy" at the beginning, becoming more maritime and slightly fruity (orange) over time - Palate: Slightly peaty, a strange mix of caramel and chili, oranges - Finish: Rather long, spicy smoke - Overall: The nose takes a while to open up and actually becomes very pleasant, but the palate cannot quite live up to that. The spicyness is too dominant for my taste as it is not sufficiently counterbalanced by the other flavour components.