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Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
378
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

€ 829.22

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955 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 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. 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.

  3. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  4. ValStern scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. MH90 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      What a special campfire, the ashes still come through a bit. Warm summer evening at the beach, dried fruit, smoldering wood, cherries / red fruits / red wine; wonderfully fruity smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Gosh this is a bowl of peat. An ashtray with some red wine in it. I like peated but this is a bit too far up the spectrum for me. A lot of taste is lost with me.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, soft and gradual. Extinguishing fire with red wine elements.

  6. MH90 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      What a special campfire, the ashes still come through a bit. Warm summer evening at the beach, dried fruit, smoldering wood, cherries / red fruits / red wine; wonderfully fruity smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Gosh this is a bowl of peat. An ashtray with some red wine in it. I like peated but this is a bit too far up the spectrum for me. A lot of taste is lost with me.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and soft

  7. the_muskox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Oh yeah! What a monster. Big strong wine notes, but super savoury and briny, with that ever-present black olive note. The cask and spirit both stand strong, but mesh enough for the whisky to feel cohesive. I think it’s at least as good as the other wine-matured Octomores I’ve had. My favourite Octomores tend to be the ones with a more subtle cask influence, but this is totally delicious.

    Nose: Pungent! Pork, in several forms: pork belly, Spanish chorizo, and bacon. Something like wood-smoked red fruit, particularly strawberries. Seaweed and salted black licorice, with a slightly more vegetal note of caramelized fennel. Sweet honey and some of that lactic Bruichladdich funk. A briny note of black olives.

    Palate: Thick texture. Loads of red fruit up front: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and plums. Loads of intense campfire smoke in the middle, with hardwood charcoal, black pepper, and more briny black olives. There’s an undercurrent of sweet malt and milk chocolate.

    Finish: Fairly long. Grilled red peppers, toasted sesame seeds, and olive oil. Blueberries, black olives, and prunes. Burning cedar boughs.

  8. BenNevis66 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Amazingly mild 61% alc. can be involved.
    The fullness of the Petruscask combined with the elegant smoke,
    a MADNESS!
    Awesome whisky !!!!!

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very high quality, beautiful octomore with very pleasant red fruit notes.
    • Nose
      Bacon, ham, cumin, cardamom, saffron, dry algae, liquorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, rye bread, cranberries
    • Taste
      Strawberries wrapped in dried algae, dried raspberries, Parma ham, forest honey, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, cinnamon, rosemary, toffee, raisins, black pepper
    • Finish
      Raspberries, toasted malt, black pepper, rye bread, long

  10. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      94 94

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