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Overall rating
87.32/100
votes
73
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
16.02.2006
Bottled
06.05.2015
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
918
Number of bottles
643
Strength
64.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
1143
Barcode
5021944085781
Added on
21 Sep 2015 12:16 pm by Rien
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.50

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111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tamdhu 2006 vW

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.32 points

  1. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Unbelievably good for the young age. An absolute outlier barrel in positive terms. Bottled at the perfect time. Here is this slogan for once exceptionally like a fist on the eye. Before I could reorder, he was gone. What a pity. It takes the right amount of time and soft water. Then there are 90 points. I myself am quite surprised that such a young and so favorable dram of me can get such a note. Fantastic, how he preserves his power and his taste even with very strong water addition. It is also amazing how well the alcohol is integrated and that it begins to be wonderfully intense, gentle and surprisingly complex for only 9.25 years on the palate, ending with a very spicy finish (a "chili-catch"), after the spice has faded but still a felt eternity watering the mouth and despite the (diluted) high alcohol strength and chili spiciness never sprittig acts and does not burn, either in the esophagus or in the stomach.
    One of the very few malts, which I would immediately buy back spontaneously, if it were still possible.

  2. NamorX68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      sweet and a lot of sherry, dark ripe fruit, orange, plum..very heavy and full. Somehow dirty. Delicious!
    • Taste
      oily, creamy, sweet, powerful on, a lot of sherry, plum, oak and spice, some orange, nut.
    • Finish
      long and spicy sweet.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The high alcohol content and the strawy, musty fruit aroma are very getting used to and idiosyncratic. A very unusual drop, very tasty.
    • Nose
      Bright copper. Slightly pink, almost like a port finish. Voluminous, intense sherry are the first impression. I have seldom experienced such a fruity sherry with a strawy aroma. A strange muff spreads, a scent of fresh orange peel spills in the glass. Slowly, the high alcohol content begins to biter in the nose.
    • Taste
      Violent sherry with extreme oak notes explode in the mouth. A pleasant sweetness comes to the fore. After adding a good shot of water creates a pleasant sweet fruitiness. Again fine wood flavors with a hint of orange. The muff of the nose can be found in the taste, a hay aroma mixes with the musty fruit.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with fine wood flavors, slowly turns into sweet fruit and exudes a long, spicy and plump fruit aroma.

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    SID #650

    2019-05-10 => 87/100

  5. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dry sherry, vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, toasted walnuts. After Eight. Behind it are red apples and dried apricots. Grated lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Oranges, raspberries, chili. Dark chocolate. Vodka Lemon.

  6. Xstream scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Don't be afraid to add quite some water. Once you get it right it's a whole different whisky. Unbelievable how full of flavor it still is watered down. It's a whole different whisky with more flavor actually since you didn't kill your taste buds.

    I know there are a lot of people thinking adding water is bad practice, which it's not since regular OB's are also watered down, but believe me this will be one of the best examples I can think of to experience this effect. Along with ( some even beter) botteling of ultimate tamdhu 's which actually become cloudy and full of flavor.

    These Ultimate Tamdhu 's are superb for the money.

  7. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I was totally thrilled that nearly three years after my first review, when now emptying the last spared 0.1 litre sample of the bottle, I can totally confirm what I wrote in my first statement.

    What a pity that this was a single cask and not a standard. Well, this quality as a "standard" would have been much more expensive and it would have been discontinued due to a lack of such superior casks.......

  8. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A classic quite perfect nutty oloroso maturation.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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