Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
221
Whiskybase ID
WB139117
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2010
Bottled
17.07.2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Whisky / 3rd fill Sauternes
Number of bottles
24000
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L163330, 19/167
Barcode
5055807412247
Added on
20 sep 2019 10:27 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 188.64

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Whisky reviews for Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

43 users have left 45 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.03 points.

  1. ehelkur scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  2. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    After eight years in the cask, this Octomore was a fascinating mix of sweet, peat, and tires. To be clear, those tire notes were never the sort of new rubber funk that some drams can take on. Rather, they reminded me of the old weathered tires that some playgrounds have, or that you duck and hide behind on a paintball course, or that sit in the middle of an animal pen. It was weathered and old, subtly sweet and slightly earthy. That tractor tire undercurrent ran throughout the entire experience with sweet pastry and sugar overtones balanced on top of it. After an initial impression of vanilla bean, the finish was all chocolate and old tires. I love burnt brownie end pieces and, though this was a tad too sweet for me, I thought there were plenty of those deliciously toasty chocolate pastry notes.

    Mental Image: Old Sandbox Tractor Tire
    • Nose
      Vanilla, cake, and old tires. Sun-cured vanilla bean, bourbon cake, gingerbread, and burnt brownie edges all came to mind. Hints of a distant tire fire, camphor, and old salt-crusted discarded tractor tires by the sea appeared between dominant cake notes.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with notes of molasses, tires, and rich cake. Dense wintertime desserts came to mind with vanilla bean, gingerbread, molasses, and fig jam. Sweet, yet slightly acrid, old tires and camphor notes contrasted with the sweet baked desserts. A few drops of water accentuated the chocolate and tobacco notes at the end.
    • Finish
      Lingering hints of old tires and chocolate brownies

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An octomore is a really nice nightcap, sometimes even more. This one here is a really stable representative of its kind. Somehow it doesn't really inspire me, but somehow I can't give it 87 points either, because it's - again - too individual and cleanly made at the same time.

    With the Octomore, Bruichladdich has managed to create a whisky that not only has to be a cash cow, but that rarely disappoints a whisky lover (at least if you only bought one sample).
    • Nose
      89 89
      Slight ham smoke, brightly sparkling nectarine fruit, which makes the Sauternes barrel very easy to recognize, and then there is some toasted white bread with salty butter.

      After 5 minutes in the glass 89 points, after 25 minutes only 88.

      Here you can smell it for a long time, but there isn't that much in the depth - but that's enough for a nightcap at that age.
      Not for the price, of course, but that's another story...
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet-salty-smoky and balanced at first. Nicely done.
      Overall balanced on the palate, but then too one-sidedly smoky at the end and even a bit bitter at the end.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Remains smoky with residual sweetness, already medium long.

      When the American colleague WhiskyMavens awards 95 points for this whisky, I am surprised at first and shake my head. But when I then see that this whisky lover regularly awards 98, 97 and 96 points, and above all to exciting things that I also like very much, such as the Kavalan Vinho Barrique, many PCs or Paul John, then I find that consistent and very personable.

  4. Thatch scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Mixed feelings after the sample. A tasty drop, but better than Port Charlotte? Not for me, more like it. Quite expensive for that.
    • Nose
      87 87
      above all greasy smoke, behind it fruity (citrus fruits). smells like burning wet wood. Beguiling and supple, inviting.
    • Taste
      87 87
      dense, oily in the mouth, is everywhere. Smoke very present, now more like charcoal dripping into the cooking fat. But sweetness as well. At times even displaces the smoke, very interesting interplay. Unfortunately also metallic
    • Finish
      86 86
      association with a barbecue evening. meaty notes and smoke, again very sweet notes. Has something of BBQ marinade. at the very end light smoke and metallic

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
      IT: 87
      B: 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet and Smokey, I haven’t found a Octomore that is this sweet (and I have a sweet tooth), it’s good, but not as good as I had hoped.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hickory stix (it’s a Canadian thing), a sweet apple juice, wooden barn, leather, horses, potpourri
    • Taste
      89 89
      Softer malt entry, then the peat spice wakes up, followed by a sweet ice wine finish, pepper mixed in
    • Finish
      87 87
      A touch drying, oak turns lightly bitter, the sweetness is candied and condensed

  7. VEF206 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. WhiskeyMavens scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    This is by far my most favorite Octomore of them all. And I've had a plenty of them. Not sure if I am biased towards V 0.2's but all the V 0.2's starting from 02.2, 08.2 ,09.2 and of course, 10.2 have consistently wowed me no ends.

    I am forever torn between them and on any given day, I will hail one from them as against any other Octomores as my absolute favorites. There is very little to discern between the different V 0.2's, that said, 10.2 has consistently won in my blind tastings, may be not by much, but still enough to make it to my most favorite of all Octomore's released to date.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Nose is extremely sublime. Replete with richness of dense fudge, maraschino cherries, sweet smoke reminiscent of burnt sugar, mejdool dates, dried Kalamata figs and brined green olives.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Syrupy thick, velvety & luscious. It completely clings to the palate and envelopes the mouth with gentle sweet smoke accompanied by lingering cranberry sauce like mouthfeel.

      The more you sit this whisky the better it plays in your mouth. I suggest letting it sit for at lest 8-10 minutes before you take your first sip.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, fruity & smokey

  9. kramimatsimoto scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nice dram that takes the Sauternes barrel nicely. Pleasant smoke from the campfire with notes of salt, tar and coal on the nose. Already strong, but not explosive. He leaves a lot of leeway for the barrel and lays on the flavors. At the beginning there is a little bit of glue - not annoying, rather pleasant. Fruit aromas of peach and apricot, later strong vanilla & sugar cane.
    With water, the nose becomes grassier with crisp apples.

    In terms of taste, an oil slick lies on the tongue with a broad sweetness. Wonderfully heavy, great mouthfeel. Salt comes up, coal, some seaweed. Well integrated smoke. Not too much about it.

    Initially sweet, but dry, it becomes distinctly sweet again in the aftertaste. Nice intensity. It stays quite long with coal dust, but not super smoky in the finish.

  10. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Given time of year, a treat should be had by all!…opening of a £100+ bottle of whisky, I chose this and glad I did.
    Sweetness from Sauternes cask is there but as always peat takes over in an octomore, which for me is a good thing! Maybe a lower %age abv for octomore which is more palatable but still needs water. Barley flavour (after being rubbed in hands) on nose is beautiful. More specifically, getting peach, dried fruits, peat smoke and a long warm finish. Great whisky..

  12. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Light cigars, lemons, gasoline. Fruits (strawberries, oranges and lemons) smoke like from burnt logs, ash, and a little honey

  13. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  14. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. martinseco scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The peat smoke is less evident than you would expect from an Octomore and harmonizes very well with the fruity sweetness.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. JimvanVeen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    88 - 89
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. whisky666 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another nice and tasty Octomore
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. TechnOBY scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: full bodied, winey, barberry, dead log 87
    Taste: simple, sharp, sweet, dark grapes, Raisins. 85
    Finish: medium, woody. 85
    Balance: 84
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    - a good tasty octomore
    - Despite the high percentages, really still drinkable and pleasant - for 120 to 140 € already really at the upper limit, there is a tendency
    rather too expensive
    • Nose
      very pleasant sweet smoke aromas, smoke only slightly present, vanilla, caramel
    • Taste
      oW: very intense, powerful, powerful first impression, you notice the 57% but not unpleasant, smoke and sweet aromas dominate
    • Finish
      smoker longer departure;
      longer smoky reverberation

  22. gooos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  23. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. the_muskox scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I’m in love. The peat and Sauternes casks haven’t overwhelmed each other – it’s quite sweet, but balanced by savoury, sour, and smoke. There’s such a great richness, but the finish lightens up in a pleasant and almost refreshing way. Great complexity as well, as expected from Octomore. Wise beyond its years.

    Nose: Octo-magic. Savoury and salty and spiky and funky, with that familiar sour cream note. Various pork notes – prosciutto, bacon, and brown-sugar-glazed ham. Salted plantain chips, pickled lemon peel, dashi, seaweed salad, and fresh seafood. There’s definitely a heavy sweetness here – vanilla buttercream, crystallized pineapple, manuka honey, white cherries, and elderflower. Sweet sugary barley and burnt marshmallow in the middle. Uh, roast zuchinni?

    Palate: Medium-oily texture. Honey-sweet and nutty barley up fruit, before the smoky blast. Plum, orange, cantaloupe, pineapple, crème brulee, nori, more prosciutto, and butter. Big medicinal smoke in the middle, smothered in honey. Honey-sweetened black tea, peach cobbler, smoked peach, and lemonade. Ajitama egg, roast fennel, toasted sesame seeds, and nutmeg on the back end.

    Finish: Long, with the texture lightening up a bit. Honey, fruit cocktail syrup, sweet grapefruit, kosher salami fried in a dirty wok in the woods, brown sugar, and burnt marshmallows. Lots of cardamom and ginger, as well as nutmeg, mint, and candied flowers. Some green grape and lemon juice tartness. Pretty much a Penicillin.

  25. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  27. sg3356 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Needs little time.

    Initially felt quite young, unbalanced, and taste somewhat metallic.
    Every tastes were fighting against each other.
    (86 at this point)

    Came back 2 weeks later, and the balance is found.
    Now the sauterne cask's influence is beautifully interwoven with the peat smoke.

    Nose: Fruity. Sweet. and of course, Peatsmoke. Kinds of notes that hits upper side of your nose, and up instead of sinking down.

    Taste: Oily, Sweet, yet not excessive . Hard to believe this much sweetness doesn't feel excessive. Notes found on nosing shows up again, then enters the malt. Not the bready side of the malt but rather slightly stinky side, but in a good way.

    Finish: Long lingering smoke with the trace of red fruits that aren't actually red (Just before they're fully ripe). Taste of malt also stays.

  28. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  29. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    nice octomore. Less smoky than the old 6s and 7s, but a very nice combination of flavors. The alcohol seems very well integrated.
    • Nose
      strong smoke at first, fruity with apricot, caramel and vanilla, becoming sweeter over time
    • Taste
      spicy start, sweet fruity, a lot of ash, smoke, vanilla, light pepper, becoming creamy, nuts in the background
    • Finish
      Smoky, very sweet finish, merging into fruity, vanilla and caramel, also here slightly nutty.

  30. thebonewolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Time in the glass serves this well. This is nice but not did not compel me to acquire a bottle.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lawn clippings, apricot, you can tease out some smoke that stays there once you do. There’s thank funk that typically screams Octomore, but here it’s more of a loud whisper.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Heat, diminishes into smoke, which lets meat creep in.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Big musty, fruity smoke. Leaves the fruit behind early and a medicinal note kicks in. More the cough syrup kind than iodine/bandages. Longish.

  31. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasting comments with 20 participants, score is average of participants
    The smell is more sherry than smoke, a pleasant combination
    sparkling, some wood, a touch of Haribo, gummy bears
    lime
    like building a caipi
    Grapefruit, hint of liquorice
    Sauternes raspberry
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    92 points
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    88 points
    95 points

  33. Rodrigue1975 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I am going back to this Octomore 10.2 after first opening a few weeks ago.
    The juice needs a good aeration in the glass so that its aromas can be fully expressed.

    A beautiful dark gold color.

    A tasty nose of dry apricot and oak influences that stand out, a light peat with a medicinal side.

    In the mouth it is really rich and very oily, the influence of oak is once again felt, a sweet smoothness, very creamy, slightly caramelized and buttery, some notes of vanilla and candied lemon. A little bitterness in the middle of the mouth.

    A finish where we still find oak and a lingering smoke, soot, to finish on honeyed notes and orange marmalade.

    Superbly integrated peat and alcohol.
    A very nice tasting.
    I expected big puffs of peat and smoke, whereas on the contrary, we are on something very fine, very delicate, very controlled and above all full of gluttony.

  34. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It has an oily viscosity and a relatively strong bouquet. I have aromas of dry peat smoke, citrus fruit, maritime notes, honey sweetness, vanilla, pipe tobacco and malty sweetness. Moderately complex. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is well integrated and has a relatively heavy body.

  36. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    On an iodized base, an extremely soft balance. Delicate, almost tender. The influence of bourbon is felt, honey, lime pulp, but also the barrels of wine, syrupy, candied white plum, we recognize the Sauternes well. The beach in a very sunny location. On the pastry side, icing sugar, sponge cake. The peat is barely noticeable, and yet it is very strong. It's hard to say otherwise. It is so well integrated that it is in the texture of each scent. But she does not impose herself. Slight astringency all the same. The vanilla is really intense, it's as if you crunched the grains one by one inside the pod. The addition of water does not bring much, on the contrary. A little charcoal if left to air for a long time. On the palate, it's very smooth, there too the Sauternes is essential, but also a salty side, oysters, lemonade, then the spices rise, without it being too strong. Coriander, clove, bay leaf. Mirabelle plums in the finish, then it's rather woody, meaty, duck à l'orange I would say. It's quite long. Very smooth overall, neither plastic nor medicinal touch. Great art.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/octomore-102-dialogos-2010-8-yo.html
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  37. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    sweet, sweeter, sauternes, and that with 3rd-Fill, I like that, but that's probably also over for some
    • Nose
      starts slightly coal-like, flint, sweet, very slightly grassy, vanilla, gets sweeter and sweeter, cotton candy, sweet yellow fruit, some acidity, caramel, subtle smoke, very ashy, slightly nutty, a little wax, dessert cream
    • Taste
      intense, ashy, oily, sweet, cotton candy, more smoke here, sticky, vanilla, creamy, very sweet, caramel, a bit of nut
    • Finish
      sweet, slightly grape, the smoke is still present on the palate, dry mouth feel, slightly nutty, a hint of lime

  38. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smoke, charred wood, smoked ham, metallic sweetness, with subtle dates wrapped in bacon, a bit of green apple with citrus notes, with light spicy cherry notes. Really exciting. Find the Octomore very complex.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Have you ever tried freshly fried bacon on honey bread? I don't, but that's what comes to mind first when nosing! Oak seasoning and herbal notes follow. I also notice apricot jam, nuts and some ash. After adding water there is a hint of milk chocolate.

    Taste:
    The smoke is not as strong as expected, the Octomore is sweet and spicy with a little dry oak. A full and rather oily mouthfeel! There is still some chilliness. With a few drops of water, the smoke is reduced and citrus and herbal notes appear.

    Outlet:
    The finish is medium long and very creamy! Sweet and spicy aromas dominate here.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. xandi37einhalb scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I was allowed to try this dram in the context of a vertical tasting of some Octomores.

    Color: light amber
    • Nose
      Smoke, very sweet, peach, amarena cherry
    • Taste
      extremely sweet, peach, apricot, very strong, smoke
    • Finish
      dry, sweet, long, apricot

  41. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Had a sample of this. My first octomore and it is what I expect. A strong alcoholic medicinic smokey islay. What amazes me most is the almost oily texture, spreads very well all over my mouth.

    Quite expensive but really tasty.
    • Nose
      86 86
      changes a little bit with water, first impression is very sweet, apricots, peaches, maracuja. Then the smoke sets in (coal. fish factory). Very well balanced on the nose gets smokier with a little bit of water.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Clearly influenced by the sauterne cask. Starts of unexpectedly sweet but then it is followed by a lot of smoke. Smoked Salmon for me but also crisp bacon.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoke smoke and lots of it, but still a little bit of sweetness and cough medicine. Also quite salty. Very complex. I like it!

  42. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you give it some time it will reward you. From palate to aftertaste it will take you on a salty and hot ride. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/11/14/zehn-punkt/

  44. face scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Stone fruits like peach and nectarine at the forefront, with a whiff of smoked bacon and charred oak in the background. A touch salty seaweed as well. It gives of a rich, buttery, oily vibe.
    • Taste
      Thick and sticky mouthfeel, with notes of butterscotch and refined sugar. Nice interplay between the sweet notes and the barbecue smoke. Hints of leather and rubber, as well as iodine.
    • Finish
      A tad dry. A whiff of chocolate and nougat. Lingering smoke and tar.

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