Tullibardine 2005 - The Murray

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Marquess Collection
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Whisky.de - Clubflasche 2017 / 2018
Added on
23 Feb 2018 10:38 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 59.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tullibardine 2005 - The Murray

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very mild and elegant malt. From the color and the slightly sour fruit components I would type in a port finish. The alcohol content should be between 43 and 46%. At the age I am a little heavier with 15-18 years, rather younger. Probably I had a Speysider or Highlander in the glass, I would almost tap on a Ben Nevis. In any case, I really liked this blindsample with its mild and harmonic style. I also really liked the interplay between the sweet and sour fruit flavors. Since I liked this sample very well, but I miss a little volume and complexity, I spontaneously award 88 points today.
    • Nose
      Old pink shines the blindsample amber with a reddish or pink shimmer in the glass. Astonishingly little streaks and legs form on the glass wall, only after some time long and oily drops flow back into the glass. Slightly sour fruit flavors pour from the premium snifter, peaches and creamy apricot rise. The nose is initially very restrained, except the sour fruit flavors are barely perceptible other flavors, the alcohol is wonderfully harmonious involved. From the creamy apricot-peach mixture rhubarb and raspberries come out, strawberries and sweet cherries follow. The sweet fruit component becomes more complex and intense, a touch of vanilla and subtle mandarin flavor is in the foreground. The alcohol becomes stronger over time, but is still wonderfully harmoniously integrated. Slowly, my salivation begins, I want to finally try the dummy sample.
    • Taste
      Mild and slightly thin, the dummy sample flows over the tongue. Again, sweet fruit components such as strawberries and raspberries come out, as well as velvety apricot and vineyard peach to light. In the background are again slightly sour fruit flavors, a few drops of lemon drip on grapes and dark nectarines. The second sip is also relatively mild and elegant. Slowly, a minimal sharpness on the palate, a few colorful peppercorns rest on the tongue, again show slightly acidic impacts. With hints of hazelnuts and subtle spicy wood tones, the taste goes into the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      The initially subtle sharpness flares up again in the aftermath, a touch of toasted aromas and grapes. Green grapes mix with minimal citrus aromas, and the slightly sourish fruit aromas are also reflected in the finish. The finely spicy wood tones are slightly bitter, dark chocolate and hints of espresso just amaze me a little. The complete finish is like the nose and the taste extremely mild and just harmoniously matched to each other. A touch of meadow herbs sticks under the tongue, the aftertaste sounds relatively fast, but at the moment it gets its second air and once again exudes its sweetly tart fruit flavors.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  Another year, another bottle as an incentive to join the whisky24.de club (that is nothing else than a smart customer loyalty program, actually).  This time a rather unusual bold red wine finish that are much more complicated than other wine finishes because of the heavy acids these wines contribute (and that often fight the malt flavours rather than integrate into a balanced mix).  The colour is amber and the texture shows fat tears with slow legs.  The nose offers a sour-sweet winey profile with fruits (apricots, peaches) and rather shy malt aromas.  The wine is clearly dominant here.  The whisky arrives unimpressive in the mouth with neither a significant warming nor a coating effect but a little bitter-astringent feeling.  The taste is winey, sugary and somewhat bitter.  Not really to my liking because the flavours did not integrate very well (like so often with these tricky wine finishes).  The finish is short and adds no new impressions.  Water just flattens the dram.  This is another red wine finish that is unbalanced and a kind of "fighting flavours" profile that the wine aromas clearly win - not my style, unfortunately.  I comped the bottle to a friend that liked it...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nice cask influence on this Tullibardine, gives it a nice red fruit sweetness with a dry okay finish
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    He has ignited properly after initial disappointment once again in the mouth. Now not very complex and probably not everyone's thing, but if you like sweet effervescent good, certainly to recommend.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, it is clearly dominated by an acidic freshness, which is also quite dry, including some marzipan, which is becoming increasingly clear, the nose does not give me much personally, that I have to smell so unconditional, if I would not write Notes, I would probably already drinking a long time ;-), but time actually helps a bit, a sour raspberry comes to it, the first time I actually have to think of a red wine, but you have to look for all the flavors downright, it jumps a little head-on in the face, maybe he will be better after the first sip ...
      And indeed after the first sip here now also sweetness, effervescent, like raspberry flavor from the PEZ dispenser, now some oak, light spice, already interesting as mouth and nose interact
    • Taste
      joa, already much better, sweet, bubbly, sweet raspberry, surprisingly intense, bäm then explodes suddenly the sweetness again in the mouth, after the nose completely surprising, then slightly tart oak, which lays well on the bubbly sweetness, beautiful indeed simple but tasty combination
    • Finish
      even here a sweet tone, almost like sweetener, raspberry, has here already something of a good raspberry spirit in which you have given a good dose of pure sweetener, quite pleasant, but someone can be too sweet (not me)

  5. dandan798 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      berries, wine, barrique, fruit, apples, brandy
    • Taste
      84 84
      fruit, berries, sour, gooseberries, sour cherries, spices, cardamom, white pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      berries, grapes, spices, wood, fruit

  6. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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