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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 10.1 διάλογος / 107 PPM
28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points
- Was my last malt during a whisky festival, just to ensure my palate was indeed destroyed. I’m not an octomore fan in general, but I thought it was less complex and more astringent than other versions I’ve had. Not for me.
- That's definitely not enough, what the 10.1 delivers here. Nice to know the barley used, but maybe a few more years would have worked better.
Slight biting smoke, at least at the beginning. You should give it some time and time for yourself.
Even if he is more comfortable after some time, he shows himself still quite aggressive, ready to jump - where will show.
Green apple, freshly mown grass, green branches, fresh savoy cabbage leaves. The nose says: young vegetables. Every now and then alcohol flashes through. A little vanilla.
Strong start, dry from the beginning. Cold, ashen peat smoke. Green apples, pear wedges. Somewhat grassy and slightly grainy. Malt, caramel - and then they left him.
Apart from the longer-lasting smoke, the finish is short, spicy and with a slight sweetness of unripe apples.
- There’s more bacon in the nose compare with 10.3 which is of more bread. Among 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.3 will be my favorite.
- Disappointing for an Octomore, but pretty great by most other standards. It’s missing some of the peat/savoury richness found in other Octos: the grilled meat, the funky cheese, et cetera. Not my favourite finish, either. For me, it’s probably closest to 8.1, another low-ppm (relatively) release. Still a fun whisky, though. I like the mix of sweet malty notes, orange marmalade, salty nori, and fragrant flowers. That salmon note on the nose is really nice too. It’s not really fishy per se, just… salmony. Like good sashimi. I was surprised that water helped it as well, I’ve found that water can actually destroy an Octomore.
Nose: Definitely the lightest Octomore I’ve yet nosed. It’s almost closer to unpeated Bruichladdich than it is to Port Charlotte. Lots of salty smoked salmon, followed by barley sugars, sweet malt, and light lactic funk. Some fresh-baked custardy pastries wafting over. A hit of nori and salt, then finally some light green-wood smoke. The fruit takes a few minutes to appear: banana, coconut, and peaches-in-syrup. Some light floral notes, and some fragrant black pepper.
A dribble of water brought out more fruit, specifically melon, as well as flowers and that familiar balsamic note.
Palate: Medium-oily texture. Sweet and spicy up front, with honey, coconut, and black pepper. Then comes a blast of iodine, nori, tobacco, and slightly acrid wood smoke. These are joined by pickled ginger and flamed orange peel, then black pepper and dirt. It suddenly gets quite sweet, with the orange oil joined by fruit syrups and apricot jam, then more black pepper.
The water brought out some tropical fruit, cured meat (prosciutto), and that balsamic again.
Finish: Dark and sweet, slightly shorter than some other Octos. Some orange marmalade-like sweetness/bitterness, brown sugar, and black coffee. A sesame seed bagel with cream cheese?
Water added more black pepper.
- The most octomore in octomore 10 series but still softer compare to previous release especially on the peat. This maybe the easiest going Octomore I had tried so far.
- Smell: If you don't take precautions, you will be burned to the nose of alcohol. Smell is the smell of many new wines, wheat husks, sour yeast, wake up, release some tomato potato chips, kitchen waste, sauteed rice, smoke The feeling is only active in the background, with some elusive vanilla cream and fresh spices at the end. The overall structure is still complete, how much richness do you expect to have a wine age without years? It tastes better than Ardbeg's five years.
Drink: The tannins with rich bubbles and strong wrapping feeling, accompanied by a light burning sensation. In terms of taste buds, it is a lot of snacks. Potato chips and cheeks have very good acidity. The front is bitter and sweet. All aspects are taken care of. .
Feelings: Compared with Borcia, I think the quality of the wine has dropped a lot, and the 107 ppm has not been able to exert its due strength in the wine. The bottling of this vintage is suspected of using peat to cover the maturity. The degree is not enough, but leaving aside this, Octomore's deployment ability on this benchmark is worthy of recognition, and there are not many opponents in this group anyway.
- - Smoke bomb alarm
- Smoke over everything (unfortunately not very advantageous, almost a little uncomfortable)
- in comparison to 7.1 or 8.1 weaker in taste
- a representative of the Octomore series that is sure to do well in terms of firing technology, but I'm not really convinced
a lot of smoke, a lot of ash, bourbon sweetness, vanilla
strong cold smoky onset, strong further smoke development in the mouth (cold smoke), vanilla present but takes a back seat
smoother longer departure;
longer smoother reverberation
- In a nutshell: the weakest Octomore I've tasted so far. Disappointed me.
smoky sweetish, but the smoke is quite weak, barley. Far fruity in the background
strong onset, sweet with malt and barley. Absolutely need water
short, sweet with some malt, barley and slightly nutty. Smoke is a bit penetrative