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Scotch Universe Tau Ceti II - 71° U.7.1' 1824.1"

Overall rating
85.35/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ruby Port Wine Barrique
Strength
65.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Aug 2018 7:04 am by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,23

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Tau Ceti II - 71° U.7.1' 1824.1"

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.35 points

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A young and characterically not overly distinctive Malt, but with a really good price-performance ratio.
    With water, it is not so stormy and brings a very neat taste.
    Despite his youth, he needs plenty of time to develop.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First, rather closed, the intense alcohol needs a bit of water to release clearer aromas.
      Subtle red fruit notes, slightly nutty and slightly sour. Very pure, after a certain time spicy Fassaromen and added in the background vanilla.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Light sweetness, again subtle red fruit tones, such as rosehips, mulberries, strawberries removed. The taste is not very intense.
      With adequate water supply also increasingly dry and spicy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is fully pronounced only after a few sips, before it is somewhat obscured by the feeling of alcohol. The oak wort is, however, especially after appropriate dilution well felt and remains medium in length. Sweetness, light dryness and fruit tones accompany.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very intense and alcohol-driven. This Fettercairn is certainly not bad, but somehow it's pretty hard to determine aroma's and flavours, it looks like the alcohol all covers it at some point, which is a pity.
    I don't say it often, but this one really would have been improved when it was bottled at a lower Abv.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, pretty strong in alcohol. Furthermore, it doesn't show a lot at first. Some prunes, a bit of spiciness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Intense, a lot of alcohol, pickering. Then some fruitiness as well, orange, some chocolate now. A hint of vanilla and honey as well.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still a lot of pepper and it pickers in the mouth. Some bitter note underneath now, orange zest. Also some chocolate, intense taste still. Alcohol still sings its song for a while.

  3. Bam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Also significantly diluted, the alcohol is still unpleasantly biting. Otherwise, a nice, simple whisky with nice sweet / sour fruits. This mineral note is exciting.
    • Nose
      Black cherries, blackberries, slightly sour and slightly fermented. In addition, a mineral / quartz touch, in which the association of salt is high, at first I even thought there would be some smoke in it. The oak is felt only marginally in the form of garden herbs. A peppery spiciness is spreading.
    • Taste
      Very strong start with the sweet and sour cherries and berries. Caramel and herbs, even this mineral is back. The pepper is also there for a long time.
    • Finish
      In short, the oak is noticeable with dark chocolate, and I have the association with Sachertorte with the red fruits.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very pleasant nose. Surprisingly little smelling alcohol. Dark and spicy.
      Evolves several times over time. Sometimes sweeter and sometimes drier. Needs time!
    • Taste
      A lot of pressure. Gorgeous creamy. Pleasantly sweet but not superimposed.
    • Finish
      Dry and powerful on the finish.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. mikespike scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Sorry, folks - I cannot agree with previous ratings. Too young, too much alcohol in the taste, water which needs to be added does not help. The color reveals a wine cask - overall not a pleasant experience, imho.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This do needs time to develop , thanks for the advice https://www.whiskybase.com/profile/sleinn-nam-ffoh
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. LittlePeat scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Aside from the beautiful color almost no barrel influence. The distillate is okay. The departure is non-existent.

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