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Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
380
Whiskybase ID
WB12204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Orpheus
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Château Petrus Wine Casks Finish
Number of bottles
15000
Strength
61.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
618105000476
Added on
11 Dec 2009 9:25 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 811.57

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380 × member ratings

987 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.47 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Beautiful. At the beginning, the high alcohol content of 61% ensures a cooling freshness. An intense smokiness with fruity accents flows out of my glass with full force. I place the dominant smoke in the direction of a campfire with smoked aromas and a subtle tanner note. In combination with the red fruits and slightly vinous aromas very fascinating and for me so far unique. Cherries, raspberries, currants, grapes and a hint of honey and vanilla are now flooding my nose. Subtle oak notes and maritime hints linger in the background. After a good 30 minutes nosing with plenty of discoveries, the anticipation of the tasting increases.
    • Taste
      How good is the drop please pure drinkable? Extremely oily, silky soft and mouth-lining without end. Ample smoke and sweetness I perceive in the first moments, the tip of the tongue tingles to a pleasant extent. I do not add water. Campfire smoke, smoked dates in bacon and a massive sweetness of honey, vanilla and various red berries form the flavor foundation. The beautiful smoke is always present, plenty of cherries, currants, blackberries, oranges, grapefruit and honey with vanilla pods ensure the fruity-sweet impact that lasts long. In the background linger again a subtle oak and maritime notes, especially salty hints are palpable. Extremely complex, balanced and harmonious. I like it very much!
    • Finish
      Very long. The smoke pushes again correctly and is now slightly ashy. A light pepperiness and fruity-sweet aromas make for a complex finish. After 1-2 minutes a little drier, with a slight bitterness. The smoke stays for a few minutes, and some salt is added again.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful, I love the fruity and soft way that a wine barrel gives the otherwise extremely peaty and smoky Octomore. Fruity, sweet and peaty, that's how an Octomore has to be for me!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      The Octomore in the Premium Snifter shimmers wonderfully red, thick "legs" stick to the glass wall, the beguilingly sweet peat aroma is perceptible from afar ... Sweet peat with sticky fruit sweetness rises powerfully, hints of bacon poured out in butter flash, a colorful one Fruit basket distributes its fruity and sweet aroma. Grilled apricots and strawberries, cherries, currants and blackberries, vineyard peach garnished with a hint of fly ash, oily and greasy, a hint of campfire and burnt wood. The high alcohol content is wonderfully soft and harmonious, with minimal floral and grassy hints.
    • Taste
      The Octomore flows sweet and fruity over the tongue, little by little peat and burnt wood tones come into their own, fly ash and oily pancetta, caramel with a hint of milk chocolate, the alcohol also looks wonderfully soft and well integrated in the mouth. Smoky wood tones give way to a slightly peppery sharpness, ash and embers emerge, red fruit ends sweet on the palate.
    • Finish
      Mild and voluminous at the same time, peat and smoke stick to the palate, the mouthfeel becomes oily and greasy, hazelnuts appear, the sweet red fruits gradually fade, but hints of eucalyptus and menthol now appear on the tip of the tongue. The voluminous and smoky peat taste stays in my memory for a long time and puts a smile on my face!

  3. TDMartijn scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Octomore's doesn't come any better than this. Period.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  An interesting experiment, but I am not sure if I still like it.  So I have another dram from a saved sample...

    When I tried this dram first it was spectacular to experience such a massive profile but now and many, many heavily-peated releases later I think these are drams for masochists (not just for the taste but for the price too), and masochists are used to pay a lot of money for a painful mistreatment.  Nevertheless I have such a dram from time to time, maybe we all own a little masochistic tendency in our genes...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The nose is an interesting combination of heavy peat and massive wine aromas and it seems to me as if they were fighting for dominance. Unclear who wins, and harmony smells differently.
    • Taste
      85 85
      On the palate clearly the heavy peat is the winner that kicks all my tastebuds in the ass (sorry, but it is as it is...). The wine flavours soothe the pain a little bit.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is long as can be expected given these strong flavours.

  5. mnljng scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. gossm01 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and a high intensity bouquet. I have aromas of intense peat smoke, bacon, caramel, vanilla, red fruits and honey sweetness. Relatively complex. Sweetish in taste. The alcohol is pretty well integrated and it's heavily bodied.

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I am not a big fan of Octomore, but this is a stunning dram
    It reminds me of Port Charlotte and its secondary smoke of tobacco leaves.

  8. pecathor scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Probably the very best Octomore I have ever had. I mean... It literally brought tears of joy to my eyes! Even the empty glass brings more excitement than many other full glasses...
    • Nose
      95 95
      OMG! What a nose! Such a rich profile! Red fruit (raspberries, strawberries), malt, cereals, herbs, intense smoke, red wine notes, alcohol is very well integrated, overall smooth with no off notes
    • Taste
      95 95
      The experience continues with very oily mouthfeel, very intense smoke, charcoal smoke, smoked bacon, sweet malt, more fruit, honey, vanilla
    • Finish
      93 93
      very long, dry, bitter, smoky

  9. herby.usa scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Many of you have already rated Orpheus.
    I can only agree with the aroma notes and taste notes.
    I am always amazed how a malt that is only 5 years old is so outstanding.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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