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Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 2005 vW
20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.79 points
- An agressive rather young fellow. Not my cup of tea.
Initially there is an alcohol dominance which has to be tamed first. Without water it’s hard to get to the core. Actually it stays quite hard, even without water. Black berries, tannines, dark wood and chocolate with orange peel.
Orange chocolate immediately on arrival. Caramel fudge. Full, thick bodied but also rather bitey, even with quite an amount of water. It paralyses the palate a bit to much.
Medium-short. Quite agressive. Wood, coffee, chocolate and maybe some fruit but it paralyses me to much to make some sense out of it. A bitter, dry, tannic mouthfeel stays behind. Not that pleasant actually. It keeps being tingling on the tongue.
- Besides the Ultimate cask strength Longmorn's, the Tamdhu's certainly belong to my favorite. The smell, the taste and the recognisability of ingredients, that I leave to each his own judgment. After all, it is a different experience for each of us. Cheers!
- Sherry Bomb! Delicious. With 1 -2 duppies of water full aroma of sweet notes. vanilla and caramel
- Only 1/3 left in bottle.
EYES: Amontillad minus. Tiny beads. NOSE: Confectionary (banana). Cognac, sultanas (sherry). Slightly burning in the nostrils. Young. Date, Cuban espresso, cotton candy. MOUTH: Short alcoholic burn. Lemon peel, leather. Grapefruit. Taketsuru-ish.
- The impressed me now but right. My first Tamdhu and I did not expect too much now. With sherry, youth and neat alcohol I expected, but I was wrong (except the sherry nat.;)). The alc. Is fantastically integrated and on over 60% I would never come blind, he does not need water. He looks older too. Class stuff that has been occupying me for 1 hour now!
It immediately exudes an intense feeling of creamy dark and warm caramel. Behind it comes lovely sherry, dark warm cherry compote, whole milk chocolate sauce, a little red sweet apple and a little vanilla. The high alcohol content does not disturb the nose at all. After a long time in the glass, a few herbs and Bavarian block malt come to light.
Strong, sweet dark sherry, slightly creamy dark caramel, some roasted walnuts and pepper is added
First slightly warm, sweet and then strong sherry. Now bitterness comes in the form of some oak / woody and strong dark chocolate pralines with delicate Moccacremefüllung added. That stays long on the tongue. Finally, a good portion of dark red, ripe apple.
- Very sweet, nose is full of caramel, coffee, vanilla and honey. In the mouth it is somewhat peppery but not very fruity, maybe only slightly orange and then in combination with chocolate. The aftertaste is not very long but intense, I think the bitterness mentioned earlier is not too bad.
- Isn't it just great that these 'bombs' are such fun!? Be mindfull of the heavy alcohol, and enjoy. They where very cheap at just €49,-
Good attack from the alcohol, less severe than i thought. Well done, extra dark caramels, The big 'trademark' from these Thamdhu's; cream and butter! Layers of fat butter that turns into a cake or cookie. Gets more bitter and reveals hazelnuts and some coffee.
Intense attack, but balanced because of the sherry influence. Bit more fruity, like lemon with orange. Did i mention the creamy taste? Vanilla custard or creme brulee, with a real topping of burned Sugar.
Some chocolate mousse, raisins and white grape with a bitter edge
- Nose: Dark apple syrup. sherry, shoe polish. I find this one rather intruding. I think it will open up more with water: With water more caramel fudge pops up in the smell.
Taste: Boooom! sherry monster! Bit of a bite from the alcohol. This is the stuff I'm looking for. Hints of oak vanilla and toffee fudge but the sherry is overpowering. With water: more sweetness as in caramel fudge and after that the sherry comes.
Body: full oily
Finish: medium-long: Sherry and sherry and some hint of the oak. With water there is a little more sweet and sour note, but still very sherry driven!
Price: Very reasonable, I would not pay more than 60 euro's.
Presentation: as always with The Ultimate: sober but decent.
Comments: Head to head with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/64991/tamdhu-2005-vw. This one needed less water and was more 'darker' or less fruitier.