Johnnie Walker Black Label
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: May, 1997
Orange amber appearance. Moderately full-bodied. Orange, sweet wood, dried fruit. Inviting vanilla kissed malty nose reveals a subtly sweet palate with generous woody notes through the finish. Certainly on the richer side of the spectrum for a blended whiskey.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
The bright amber/honey color shows some copper/orange core tones and immaculate purity; the opening aromas are firm, evolved, mature and biscuity — seven minutes in the copita allow this lovely blend to accentuate the subtle, sea breeze-like, saltine-like virtues even more; the palate entry is clean, keenly peaty and oily — by mid palate, the island/salty/baked bread influence of Talisker is undeniable and welcome; finishes elegantly, refined and with a last kiss of dark caramel.
Deep amber color with cooper highlights. The salty, pungent Talisker imprint comes out in the nose and carries with it the unflappable confidence of age. The medium-bodied, slightly salty flavor has loads of refinement, much more than the Red Label. On the palate, it begins dry and peaty but ends semisweet in a long, ripe- apple, grapy and malty aftertaste.