Tamnavulin Red Wine Cask Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
French Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish
Batch 001243
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 nov 2020 10:44 pm by erizo

Average value

€ 29.89

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Whisky reviews for Tamnavulin Red Wine Cask Edition

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.13 points.

  1. erizo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice bottling with an excellent price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      After red fruits, clear red wine note, some cinnamon, after spices.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, also here red fruits, spices.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly long, strong.

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  3. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      You can smell dry wine, apricots, citrus
    • Taste
      81 81
      It complements the fragrance with orange peel, almonds in shell, grapefruit
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short, but confirms everything that brings aroma and taste

  4. bjorndk did not rate this whisky Member Junior


  5. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A positive surprise for the asking price. A dark, bitter fruitiness with a hint of citrus, followed by a dry, medium-length finish.

  6. drwx scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    On the nose red wine grapes, berries, oak spices, malt, caramel and alcohol.
    The palate is red wine grapes, berries, lime, oak spices, caramel and some alcohol on the finish.
    This stuff is sweet but the wine grape sourness of the barrel and bitterness of the young NAS spirit keep it interesting.

    The whisky is young, alcohol is not entirely integrated and especially noticable on the nose and backend. Taste is like other Tamnavulins a bit artificial (E150A) and industrial, sandblasted with a finish of a short maturation period in fresh red wine barrels.

    It's a good red wine cask finished entry malt with a clear red wine grape influence. Similar to their sherry edition in quality but fresher, fruitier and more sour and assertive.

  7. Globomanni scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Very fruity, full of flavor, slightly citrusy

  8. hawk31 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Still okay on the nose, but so bitter in taste and finish that this malt is not really a pleasure.

  9. dercaptain scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Significantly sweeter and fuller on the nose than its Pinot Noir colleague.

    In my mouth I have the association of a red fruity chewing gum or candy. But all in all a bit weaker than the Pinot Noir

  10. Whisky1420 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Floral, orchard fruits, lime marmalade, cinnamon spice, poached pears and almonds
    • Taste
      Nectarines, damson plums, ginger bread, red berries and banana bread
    • Finish
      Cinnamon spice, red berries and damson plums

  11. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      82 82
      fudge, metallic
    • Taste
      83 83
      fudge, oaky vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      vanilla and oaky

  12. aw-home scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Floral notes with aromas of wine, red berries, citrus fruits and spices.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Floral notes with aromas of wine, red berries, honey and spices.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long with red berries, wine aromas, honey, vanilla, citrus and spices.

  13. marmeladow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Freshly uncorked it takes time and some water.
    Initially very closed on the nose, dominant oak notes. Later also grape fruitiness, red wine associations and pleasantly powerful, somewhat bitter oak spice.
    On the palate then impressive with complexity and clear sensations of the Cabernet barrels, interesting.
    Good, medium-long, persistent finish.
    Clearly superior to its Tempranillo brother from Tamnavulin not only in terms of price, but also in terms of complexity.
    4 months after uncorking present faster, milder and much fruity, neat full of pleasure.
    Uncomplicated, balanced and easy to enjoy. Nice Speyside whisky, pepped up with a Cabernet finish. Perfect PLV.
    • Nose
      lots of fresh fruit (pear, red grapes and berries) oak spice with hints of ginger and yeast notes, along with sweetness with vanilla and caramel
    • Taste
      round, creamy, tasty. Clear echoes of Cabernet Sauvignon. Very fruity. In addition, some almond and ginger.
    • Finish
      astonishingly long, very pleasant combination of fruit, wine notes and oak spice, later becoming drier and spicier.

  14. Merl scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      74 74

  15. Martin1965 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For the price, and for wine lovers an absolute buy recommendation.
    Taste is also beautifully complex.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Red fruits, jam, pear compote, vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cherries, currants, oak, vinous, plums, spicy, banana bread
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long and fruity

  16. Abadon05 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    If you give it time, it's not that bad at all.
    Those who are into wine will get their money's worth here.
    It's too much wine for me, and of course it's not complex for the price. But for the price, you can't go wrong either.
    • Nose
      80 80
      The influence of the wine can be clearly felt and it is almost difficult for me to speak of a whisky and not a wine.
      Really sour, almost fermented red grapes, you feel like a grape harvest when the grapes are pressed.
      And it also looks (alcohol) heavier than it should actually be at 40%. Slightly still spices in the background.
      So I like wine finishes, but that's too much wine for me here.
      Minimally still a slight sweetness, very slightly still caramel.
      Over time it becomes looser and apples are added. As if you were standing in front of a distillery for the first time.
      He definitely needs time.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Here, too, the wine predominates.
      Hardly or no sweetness, but dry.
      A little ginger, but not spicy, with very light apricots / nectarines.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Short finish, a bit dry. But that's it.
      A bit of oak, but rather weak.


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