90-95 points Superb/Highly Recommended Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet is austere and leathery with curious aromas of beeswax, vegetable oil and oaky resin. Palate entry is focused on the resin; midpalate is splendidly multilayered and offers elements of black pepper, dried orange blossom, honeysuckle, dried fruit, sage, fennel and confections. Aftertaste is deep and unabashedly sweet and honeyed. (12/15/09)"
Michael Jackson (Malt Whisky Companion): "Lovers of the richer style of Speyside malt rightly regard Aberlour as being in the top echelon."