- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 05 years old
- Bourbon / Chateau Petrus Finish
- Number of bottles
- 61.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 22 Jan 2012 9:13 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Octomore Edition 02.2 / 140
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points
- Color : Very unique Reddish brown (Mahogany?) it must be greatly influenced by the Petrus finish.
Nose : Sweet peaty candy. The ‘Laddie’ signature sweetness, and the peat hovering above. One would expect Harsher peat from a 140 ppm malt, but the sweetness is very well integrated into the peat. I left it a few minutes to “breathe” , upon my return the entire room was filled with an amazing melange of peat , and smoked ham. In addition there is a fruity quality to the nose (ripe kumquats, cherries).
Palate : At 61% ABV one would expect a strong malt, and indeed undiluted it’s a Hurricane. It literally Explodes in your mouth. First you sense the prickly sensation on the tongue, then warm sweetness. Then, the red fruits and kumquat are detected. The peat is omnipotent. All those flavours are combined to produce an amazingly complex dram. It’s not only about peat. NO way. Adding a bit of water releases more “Cereal” quality and emphasizes the fruity character, while making the peat sensation milder, but in a very appetizing way.
Finish : Fruity Peat smoke which lingers and lingers. It lasts minutes. I love that finish. sweet,peaty, delicious. you just long for more of this stuff. Ace.
Overall : Very complex, masculine ,deep and exciting dram. I like this one even better than the 2.1 version. The Petrus finish, adds a very interesting dimension to this dram, Not to mention the wonderful color and additional hints of fruit on the nose
. I do think it’s one of the nicer drams I’ve tasted this year.
- Color: Delicate gold-brown
Nose: Smoky, fruity, good integrated wine from red wine barrel, peaty
Taste: Rich, honey-like sweetness, red berries, smoky, salty, peat, pepper, some bitter orange; young character who is a bit brisk due to the high alcohol content, but who nevertheless has a harmonious effect.
With water: Less brittle, rounder, more fruit
Finish: Very long and peaty, vigorous and complex, fruity, slightly bitter on the tongue.
Review: An Octomore from the second edition, which is very pitted with its 140 ppm.
However, the strong peat taste is harmoniously integrated at the beginning of the sweetness of the wine barrel and covered somewhat by the alcohol. Only later does it really come into its own. The Château Pétrus barrel and the Bourbon barrel harmonize perfectly with each other. 89 points.