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Octomore Edition 09.2 διάλογος / 156 PPM

Overall rating
88.96/100
votes
105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bordeaux Finish
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5055807410830
Added on
17 Aug 2018 1:08 pm by Lord Octomore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 174,74

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105 × member ratings

388 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 09.2 διάλογος / 156 PPM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.96 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    All my previous encounters with Octomore have been judged upon my enjoyment of the extreme, like with my last one, the 309ppm 08.3 which leaves you wondering if it rearranged your tonsils and your "nuts". That's why I have been disappointed with the 10YO, as it is just another heavily peated Islay.
    This however, in lack of overly extreme, manages to engage and combine the moderate extreme with the pure delightful.
    Not for the faint of heart, but I found it plain and simple beautiful.
    • Nose
      91 91
      One of the fruitier Octomore's I have tried.
      Don't misunderstand, the usual "in your face" peat is ever present.
      But fruit and smoke is so well integrated with each other that it's like it lets you choose which one to focus on.
      The wine casks have also left this darker than usual and with a redish hue.
      Roasted smoked bacon, maybe blackcurrant, black cherries.
      Water binds it even more together, if that is possible. Slightly favours the fruit, and I'm getting smoked meat with a thick layer of rasberry jam.
      Is it possible to combine delicate and brutal?
    • Taste
      94 94
      Almost thick syrup on arrival. Roll it around and the mouth is covered in delicate sweetness before the spice is slowly building. Never to an intimidating level, this can be enjoyed neat.
      Still, I rearly say this, water makes it even more enjoyable.
      This is not a pure smoky brute, and a little water makes it dance in the mouth.
      Like a thick, sticky, rich and juicy cherry liquor before notes of coffe and tobacco take over.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Neat the finish is hot and spicy and the dark forces emerge as the winning side.
      I'm not sure if water reduces the lenght, but it significantly reduces the spice, and with all the flavours that are there I find the sweet red fruity notes more enjoyable when reduced with a few drops.

  2. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful Octomore! The Nachreifung and French Bordeaux barrels in combination with the octomoretypischen smoke is a very interesting taste experience. Nothing burns, nothing disturbs. The 58.2% are like cream on the tongue. Very amazing how the guys at Octomore and Bruichladdich always managed to do that. For me, one of the surprises in 2019. For an action price of less than 130 euros an absolute recommendation! I really liked the 07.1. Definitely, I find this one better here. Therefore 91 points from me
    • Nose
      Whoa! Who would have thought that? Instead of smoke without end here is a fat pack of French Bordeaux. Brilliant! The smoke is discreetly in the background for Octomore conditions. Sweet flavors dominate. Sweet cherries, raspberries ... followed by a light sea breeze, almonds and a light coffee note.
    • Taste
      Sweet, in turn cherries, strawberries, wet earth, plums, tobacco, wooden box ... wonderful. The smoke is pleasantly integrated. Not intrusive or disturbing. A touch of espresso is added. Rather untypical for such a young whisky - but I think it's great :)
    • Finish
      Very interesting. A wonderful mixture of sweetness of cherries, bittersweet coffee, a slightly salty-peppery chili-catch note a la Talsiker, with a dark "Muff" a la Talisker mitmischt. Very interesting, very pleasing. Very pleasant. No miss notes, everything is neat. I like it very much. Unlimited laaaaaaange keeps this impression in the mouth. I wonder if brushing something against it

  3. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Delicious, bright, young molt. I enjoyed
    • Nose
      Young saturated and very rich nose. The influence of the wine barrel is felt in every note, but at the same time it does not crush the bouquet. Ripe strawberries in smoke and spices, cherries in sea salt. Smoked plums, a little bit of raw earth and coffee with milk
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, young and perky, some sweet tobacco, sweet cherry, ripe plum, strawberry liqueur, desiccated wood
    • Finish
      dry, dusty, overripe fruit and a bit of bitterness

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A disappointing, austere and not greedy Octomore
    • Nose
      85 85
      Austere nose, vegetal, woody, some dark chocolate and naturally peat smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      Dry mouth, a little bitter, quite vegetal and peaty. Mineral tip at the end of the mouth. Pretty unconvincing.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long finish, spicy, rather peaty, on the herbs, but very austere and very dry.

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. aphex scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy one this Octomore. You can feel the wine influence but it's a rough style. Lots of tobacco, earth and spices on the palate and the winey jammy/meaty notes I sometimes find unbalanced in a few whiskies. Water reinforces these notes so better without water for me.
    • Nose
      Gentle peat, fruity and winey notes. Jammy (red berries). Hints of balsamic vinegar. Mineral notes (pencil shavings). Tobacco. With time, more red fruits, salt.
    • Taste
      Punchy, smoky, earthy, jammy and meaty. Tobacco ashes and spices.
      With water, the nose is more smoky and medicinal, the palate more jammy and meaty.
    • Finish
      Long, ashy, spicy.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice Octomore, oily and smoky base fits well with the bordeaux wine.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke, gum, bacon, fruits, spicy wine and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      Syrupy. Sweet fruits, honey, citruses, smoke, spicy oak and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity.

  8. face scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. besar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Mr.Wong scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This dram first smells like smoked jam, salty, burned, cherries, nuts, and after some time like vanilla. The taste is a full experience of sweet red fruits such as cherries and strawberries with pepper, very gentle integrated smoke, nuts, and a lot of sweet red wine influence. This dram warms your heart with its complexity. The red wine cask has done an incredible job to complement the smokiness of this dram with sweet red fruits. The finish is oaky and has hints of smoke and coffee. I cannot decide: Is this lovely or fabulous? Some drops of water reveal even more winey notes.
    • Nose
      89 89
      smoke, salty, burned, winey, smoked jam, cherry, strawberry
    • Taste
      91 91
      gentle smoke, winey, peppery, warm, sweet, a lot of red wine
    • Finish
      89 89
      oaky, coffee grounds

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