- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- bourbon + cabernet sauvignon
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Feb 2019 10:13 pm
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70 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2002
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.78 points
- 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
- Maturation in Bourbon and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, that sounds very interesting. From the red wine barrel, the whisky has a slight reddish color and is amber in the glass.
In the nose I immediately have a sweet vanilla and dominant fruitiness with dark grapes, figs, cherries, candied strawberries, lighter fruits such as ripe peaches and light grapes, plus a slightly sour note with lime and orange peel. The fruits have been sprinkled with cinnamon, a little pepper and vanilla sugar. The alcohol can be felt in the nose and brings fresh menthol flavors. Aromas of oak barrels spread out in the background, the wood looks rather fresh and is less reminiscent of grandma's old oak chest of drawers. Overall, a great play of flavors when smelling, with a sour note that is a little too concise. I like the whisky quite well so far, but it's not a blast that plays along.
In the mouth, the whisky is incredibly gentle for its 46% alcohol content, only a slight sharpness of pepper and ginger is noticeable on the tongue. The sweet fruits occupy the mouth, but are closely followed by an increasingly strong spiciness, which gradually takes the scepter in hand. The tannins of the barrels are evident in the form of chewed walnuts and espresso. Pepper, oak wood, some cinnamon and hints of tobacco complement the variety of flavors in the mouth. Somehow the whisky no longer looks as round as in the nose. There it was much sweeter with a more concise vanilla and the flavors were better interwoven.
The finish is medium long with pepper, walnuts, espresso, a hint of ginger and cinnamon. The dark fruits are present in the background all the time, but don't manage to compete with the spiciness and tannins. A hint of brown sugar and a little tobacco and leather can be felt. The finish is too dominated by the tannins.
Overall, this is a whisky that I liked very much on the nose. In the mouth it gets quite spicy and the finish is too dry with a bit of bitterness.
I give it 84/100 points.
- Not bad, but too dominant wine influence.
A honey sweet Cabernet Sauvignon at 46% with a colour mix of light rosé and amber. Slow and oily tears in the glass.
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.
Medium finish, jammy sweet, slightly spicy and dry.
- 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
raisins, tow, machine oil.
raisins, plums, oak, ginger, bourbon, scalding.
- 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.
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.
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.
Ends on a spicy, drying note. Medium in length.
- I've adjusted myself to something weird and getting used to. But no indication. I think that's good. Experiment succeeded.
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.
again soft fruits. Very soft and elegant. Here a little clearer the alcohol. Neat sweet.
Beautifully oaky. Could be a tick longer. Pleasantly spicy bitterness. There is not much left of the dominant fruit sweetness.