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Tomatin 2002

Overall rating
83.29/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
25.01.2002
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
bourbon + cabernet sauvignon
Number of bottles
2436
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Feb 2019 10:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82,50

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2002

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.29 points

  1. Bona scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The onset in the nose is fruity-sweet, the wine is immediately there. Sweet on the palate, then drier, with a good dose of oak and a warm, slightly sourish finish. The alcohol is good but not perfectly integrated, 46% fit well. Who likes wine in whisky is served very well here. I like it, not mega complex, but tasty and delicious. 87P

  2. MVDW scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but too dominant wine influence.
    • Nose
      A honey sweet Cabernet Sauvignon at 46% with a colour mix of light rosé and amber. Slow and oily tears in the glass.
    • Taste
      The wine profile from the nose with extra herbs and spices. Dry tannins from the oak but still sweet and fruity at the end. I wouldn't call his a Cabernet Sauvignon finish anymore after 5 years but a second maturation. A good drink before going to bed and I don't make it a bad whisky but I miss a some whisky basics and stronger legs.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, jammy sweet, slightly spicy and dry.

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    beer funk (same as the standard 14), salty wine, wet wood, sweet, bitter, cardboard, beer malt finish. it’s just not enough they finished it, lacks quality and more gimmicky, i just hope they stop this trend

  6. D. Volkov scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      raisins, tow, machine oil.
    • Taste
      raisins, plums, oak, ginger, bourbon, scalding.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, sweet and spicy. Pretty good, I'd say. Although if you generally don't like wine finished whiskies, you should probably stay away from this one. Although not too dominant, the wine influence is clearly present.
    • Nose
      Big nose, but not overpowering, just a rich aroma. Syrupy. Blue grapes, brown sugar, blackcurrants and a whiff of lime zest. Also damp oak and cherry pie.
    • Taste
      The influence of the wine cask is once again evident. Thick and mouth-coating, sweet and slightly sour. There are berries and also some bitter oak, giving it a dry edge. Some spices as well, mainly cloves and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Ends on a spicy, drying note. Medium in length.

  8. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I've adjusted myself to something weird and getting used to. But no indication. I think that's good. Experiment succeeded.
    • Nose
      very own. The one who has seen in a red wine barrel, I sign it immediately. Very fruity with red berries. Just the association of clotted blood. The alcohol is barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      again soft fruits. Very soft and elegant. Here a little clearer the alcohol. Neat sweet.
    • Finish
      Beautifully oaky. Could be a tick longer. Pleasantly spicy bitterness. There is not much left of the dominant fruit sweetness.

  9. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Requires a lot of time, improved clearly as more oxygen comes into contact with the dram. One of the better wine finishes and very balanced.
    • Nose
      Clear cabernet, is this whisky or wine on a high abv? Spicy notes of black currants. Little blackberry jam-like smell, but less sweet. Nice playful very strong wine nose.
    • Taste
      Ah whisky. The black berries remain, just like the spice, but the complete fruit basket of berries and citrus is now full open with subtle wood tones and some spiciness.
    • Finish
      Long, soft, fruity, spicy. Nicely balanced.

  10. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I tasted the Whisky Festival 2017. Stylishly like Glen Garioch 15 yo 1998 Wine Cask Matured. I have the same rating for both. One of my favorite styles.
    • Nose
      Warm, fruityly acidic, spicy (cinnamon, cloves), milk chocolate, creamy, figs, dates. (87 b)
    • Taste
      A typical slush of a red wine barrel. Drying acidity, in many ways resembles sherry style, but differs in fruity acidity in reverberation. In the end, there is also the irradiation of the barrel, the so-called toast. (89 b)

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