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Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
125
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
Bottle code
L163330, 19/167
Barcode
5055807412247
Added on
20 Sep 2019 10:27 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 163.46

60 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

594 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 10.2 διάλογος / 96.9 ppm

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. 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.

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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!

  3. 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/

  4. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. the_muskox scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. butt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.

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