Johnnie Walker Black Label
Blended Scotch Whisky | 750 ml. | 80 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts.Wine Enthusiast: September, 2011
This deep amber spirit, a blend of over 40 whiskies, has a sweet, deeply caramel scent, with a tinge of dried fruit. The flavor is oaky, smoky and dry; a little ice water mellows it nicely and coaxes out some burnt-caramel and raisiny notes. Lingering, moderately smoky finish.
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: June 1, 2004
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.
Wine Enthusiast: March, 2001
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.