Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Tawny Port Pipes & American White Oak
46.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2018 4:08 pm by Hemdl

Average value

€ 75.48

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Whisky Reviews for Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    port finish for a sweet dram!
    roundness, stewed fruits, a little cooked, well-marked wood, a little dry glue and burnt caramel, some herbaceous scents and spices that amplify a little all that, bringing a scent of candied fruit well present.
    The finish is nice, but a bit too monolithic.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Maltlife scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A pleasant Dalmore, which the Portfinish stands well to face. Nevertheless, I lack the appropriate depth and complexity. I like the smell better than what you get offered in the mouth and finish. I am happy to have eaten this single malt, it will certainly not be a whole bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Dark fruits, prunes, some citrus, wood notes.
      Harmonically tuned, but at times not very complex (no real depth). The port faces the Dalmore well in this case.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slightly oily texture. Pleasant mouthfeel. Something youthful can be recognized. Also in the mouth dark fruits, as described here several times, they are clearly reminiscent of forest. In the meantime, the alcohol on the tongue stands out clearly.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium. Appearances of older wood. Again dark fruits. Coffee notes. Light tobacco.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Well wooded, sweet, fruit jam. Very charming, with unexpected floral accents. A smooth hair.
    • Taste
      Herbaceous, floral, it's young! But very sweet thanks to the port.
    • Finish
      Sparkle on the spices for a short time, then goes away hanging a little.

      I had the impression that we tried to dress a young malt with a very active barrel. That goes thanks to the alcoholic title I suppose.

      Nose & Mouth 3/5
      Final 2/5

      Whisky n ° 2119

  4. YuraLM scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful balance, so tempting and fruity. Dalmore style is held out. Only blackberries distinguish this whisky from other
    • Nose
      Very fruity, black berries, Porto wine, dried cherry than plum appears
    • Taste
      Рorto wine, cherry, bilberry, so juicy, tempting
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, coffee, cherry and black berries notes 

  5. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Highlander65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted together with the 15 year old, which is better
    • Nose
      Less "dark" perfume than 15yo, evidently younger, there is a slight hint of fresh fruit, pleasant but a little flat
    • Taste
      In the mouth it redeems itself, spicier than 15yo, sparkling candy, rye effect, slightly balsamic
    • Finish
      Discreet final

  7. Myke scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Somehow confusing: in the nose it sometimes appears complex with many aromas, the next time you smell it, only sweetness arrives in the nose, without any fruit.
    In the nose it definitely looks old and complex and yet somehow "artificial".
    Also complex and varied in taste - yet it looks "young" on the tongue.
    You can say as much bad thing as you want to Dalmore (color, etc.), but in terms of taste, this is a well-made malt; however, it is not worth 60 euros ... but everyone has to assess that for themselves.
    • Nose
      the first thing I had on my nose was: mint ... but it steps aside and opens up to dark fruits: ripe cherries / dark cherries, ripe plums / dried plums;
      only over time do I find berry fruits (strawberry jam) that add a very slightly (!) sour note (dried currant / blueberry mix), plus orange.
      In addition honey and caramel sweetness, some marzipan / brown sugar. Oak spice in the form of sweet cinnamon, next to it a dull, slightly stale note of wood; also has something of a musty wine cellar.
      But everything is more in the background and is interwoven.
      After a while, a perfume note appears that has a lovage influence.
    • Taste
      extremely soft start with dark, sweet fruits. The berries also come into their own.
      A bitter moment sets in (dark chocolate with a high proportion of cocoa, of the rather dusty-dry type), but it does not become bitter.
      Second sip: even more fruit, becoming sweeter, drier; Oak tannins and spices cover the tongue. Here the alcohol tingles a little on the tongue, which again suggests some youth.
      But all in all well put together. Creamy-oily-viscous mouthfeel.
      Third sip: lovage and other spices flood the mouth.
    • Finish
      dark notes next to tart notes / dark chocolate stay on the tongue for a medium to long time.
      Nut flavors (towards almonds) come with a delay.
      I always find the old, stale, musty aroma for Dalmore next to the orange, but it also fits the character of the malt.

  8. RoytjeV scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Aroma: Fruity notes of sweet red berries, oranges, plums and toffee .. Again fruity of nectarines, creamy caramel, roasted chestnuts and light coffee notes ... Intense notes of plums, raisins, blood oranges and cherries.

  10. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nice balance between sweet and sour
    • Nose
      Dark sherry fruits, tartness, and cream but muted, a hint of shortbread cookies
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, slightly tart cherry
    • Finish
      Short, cough syrup sourness


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