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Tomatin Decades

Overall rating
87.55/100
votes
241
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
2011/06/20 L030538
Barcode
5018481005105
Added on
02 Jul 2011 11:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 248,87

32 × in wishlist

241 × member ratings

434 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin Decades

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.55 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Harmonious and balanced, but especially not only in the nose and very complex. Seems incredibly familiar to me.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Okay, I know him and this successful combination of old and younger notes has also shown here. A successful experiment was that time. Actually, it takes much more time than I have just given him. One that I would really like to try in barrel size. Thinning has certainly lost a lot.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Incredibly strong right at the beginning with overripe fruit and chalk. Some life time adds a lot of salt, a touch of chocolate and sweat, with a bit of menthol. Pears and cardboard box. Heated, honey is added and the box of kitchen herbs is opened, lovage, marjoram, tarragon, the sweetness disappears completely.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mild approach with honey and chocolate, a little time-delayed comes black pepper while tapping the tannins on the back of the palate. In the second sip clearly tanned, but still in full balance. Dark chocolate, back coffee now with a clear acidity.
    • Finish
      91 91
      He goes very slowly with some licorice but mainly chocolate and a few herbs. Warms up for a long time. In the second sip, the acidity on the palate is quite long.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      very fruity, tasty nose, sun-ripened cantaloupe melon, yellow kiwi, gooseberries, lime with cane sugar, fresh mint, lemon balm, birch sap, coconut cream, Turkish delight, carambola, green cucumber freshly cut, flowering mountain herb meadow (sage, thyme, rosemary)
    • Taste
      91 91
      very creamy noble oak (rather young and light wood) coconut cream with mild sweetness, citrus mint, crystalline flowers - now comes here also this very delicious fruity melon, green banana, pineapple yogurt, ever chewable, pulsating fruity always on the move, extremely yummy
    • Finish
      91 91
      very round and cultivated - caramelised oak, biscuits with vanilla, juice from green bark, delicate waxy note, some sweet wood, salt liquorice - very long if tender at the end.

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow, a surprisingly complex and voluminoese malt.
    • Nose
      Fine, summer-sweet and exotic-fruity. Mango, peach, apple, pear, orange ... a whole bowl of fruit. Including fresh meadow flowers and malt sugar. In the background some oak and spices as well as a hint of ginger and blood orange as well as vanilla.
      A great nose, which gains in complexity with time.
    • Taste
      A deliciously sweet fruit smoothie, citrus fruit, peach, orange in honey glaze. Also some ginger and salmiak, caramel and vanilla. Followed by malt, oak and a touch of coffee.
    • Finish
      Long with salmiak, dark chocolate with orange, malt and little oak. Warm and pleasant.

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A really good tomato!
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      fresh fruit flavors (juicy pears, peach, grapefruit, lemmon), delicate oak;
    • Taste
      strong full start, juicy (exotic?) fruit variety, honey, spice, dark chocolate; complex;
    • Finish
      long fruity finish, strong spicy finish;

  5. Jeadrick scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  6. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting.

    Balanced and very diverse.
    • Nose
      90 90
      At the beginning fine, almost discreet. Then you will find tropical fruits, mango, peach. Herbs (which I can not name exactly) are in honey. Fresh and menthol again and again.
      Deep in the background, oak chips, as I often find them in old (over 20y) bourbon barrel aged malts.
    • Taste
      89 89
      First sweet, then peppery on the tongue. Honey again and the tropical fruits. After some time in the mouth, the tannins on the tongue and on the palate come out.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Good medium length. Warming slightly, again with honey, later with dark chocolate and espresso and tannins.

  7. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 343: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb5YAxvRuVo (91/100).

    "This is good whisky by any standards, whether you're smelling it or tasting it. The intrinsic quality of the make of this single malt is very good indeed..."

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/tomatin-decades/

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2011]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 72 Euro in October, 2011.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state an easy to drink and quite interesting to explore dram.  It takes its time to fully understand this malt but it is worthwhile to go for it...

  10. rdavek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a beautifully constructed dram.  Starts with a fruity sweetness, develops some chocolate and savory notes in the mid-palate, then finishes with baking spices and just the tiniest hint of bitterness as it fades away making me want to take another sip.  Initially I thought it might have benefited from a little more alcohol, but after a couple of drams I'm convinced it was bottled at just the right strength.  Really outstanding.

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