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Tomatin 14-year-old - Port Casks

Overall rating
82.71/100
votes
282
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highland Single Malt
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Bourbon + Port Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Label
New Design 2016
Barcode
5018481023345
Added on
29 May 2016 3:16 pm by avansele
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,82

29 × in wishlist

282 × member ratings

628 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 14-year-old - Port Casks

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.71 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I really do not think it's that bad, it's also very easy and pretty straightforward. The slightly sprittige he somehow makes up for it, only from the port you just do not notice much. On port reminds there only the color. Due to the extremely weak nose and the too short finish I feel really hard. 79 or 80? Have to ask the base ... The base has decided, 79.4.
    Notes from an online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      First sprinting and at least as closed as the 12er. So for the currant jam you need a lot of imagination, but some berry is there, but seems slightly artificial. Unpleasant until now I find only the alcohol that bites so that you can not smell anything. Cocoa: Check! Deep down there is also this fermented, what the others already had. So maybe there is some honey left, but alcohol really dominates everything here. When heated, it bites properly, but it's really full of honey and a few berries on top.
    • Taste
      The consistency is very thin, but he has alcohol here, too, was to be expected. Otherwise cocoa and chocolate here, maybe a little honey, fruitiness I think not, but some mint. Tannins back in tracks, but not really. I like it much better than the nose! At the second sip he gets a little bit sprightly at the finish.
    • Finish
      Hm, as you might expect, a short break. Do not even know what's going on, a bit chocolaty maybe ... and change ... The finish was shorter than the Legacy. So yes, he rehearses, but he has disappeared so quickly from the tongue ...

  2. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very tasty and pleasing malt with good PGV.
    • Nose
      Port and red fruit. Moist earth, grape, caramel. In the background vanilla, brandy beans and banana. Great, interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy. Again, vanilla, caramel and fruit. In addition coffee, port and oak wort. Increasingly dark chocolate too.
    • Finish
      Mitel long. Slightly dry. Red fruit, coffee, dark chocolate and caramel.

  3. schero scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Krass, those were dirty port barrels
    • Nose
      Dirty, charred cherries and strawberries, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, smeared red fruits, raspberries
    • Taste
      Red fruits, creamy sweet, again slightly dirty and a bit ashy, oak, cherries, chocolate, tobacco
    • Finish
      Fermented red fruits, and they are getting stronger and slightly bitter

  4. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Strange for a portfinish. Unround nose, but interesting finish. Still kind of tasty. About 6 months ago, I had this filling in a blank. Without concrete notes, however, the trend was the same.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, currants and grapes, artificial alcoholic sweetness and, at the same time, acidity
    • Taste
      First vinous, half-sweet grapes, medium cocoa chocolate, slight sharpness on the tongue
    • Finish
      Pretty pleasant. Sweet and berry notes, make room for spicy wood flavors, cocoa and espresso then to the end. The finish I find the best here.

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty tasty, vinous-nutty stuff, and for up to ~ 40 € you get a few other port finishes, but none at 14 years. Buy recommendation.
    • Nose
      rather tart / dry than sweet, this is berry fruit (difficult to define, tendency blackberry / blackcurrant), tart red wine, dark chocolate, some cinnamon ... and what nutty ... walnut? Pecan? a touch of maple syrup?
    • Taste
      half a second of fresh rosé on the tip of the tongue, then fruity red wine, then chocolate, cocoa and intense (whale) nuttiness, feels strangely juicy and dry at the same time, and despite being 3% more than Legacy / 12, it is tastier but not stronger, rather thinner
    • Finish
      medium to long, warm, cocoa, walnut, a light, tart berry note

  6. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    not my thing the drop, the bitterness and the idiosyncratic acidity of the fruit note I do not like so much, but good quality is present
    • Nose
      herbaceous bitterness, hints of glue, berry fruity acidity, oak, clean - slightly applied aromas, smells more like red wine, because after Port, me more time in the glass vanishes the bitterness, the fruit notes are more beautiful - red plum compote with cinnamon and red wine
    • Taste
      round, soft, then come red fruits and immediately bites the alcohol in the tongue, the burning stops again and the mouth fills with fruity, sour, slightly sweet aromas, dusty oak resonates
    • Finish
      tart - spicy, cinnamon-plum, slightly alcoholic, warming, slightly bitter

  7. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Maybe a side note: The cork looks very high quality and is extremely pleasant to attack.
    • Nose
      The Port wine smells already when uncorking and first pouring. The Bourbon Bar flavors are also clearer, everything is very "heavy" over. He reminds me a bit of the Aberlour Double Cask 16y in color and smell.
    • Taste
      Comes very strong in the mouth - rebellious on the tongue, but no trace burning. The Portfinish comes through beautifully, later some oak and then dark fruits. The second sip a really nice Rumtopf note.
    • Finish
      Medium long, the dark mix of port and fruit stays in the mouth.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A good, mature malt who got his finish in Port Pipes! [Color] red gold;
    • Nose
      very fruity (grapes, plums), port-note, vanilla, caramel, sweetness, vanilla;
    • Taste
      mild oily onset, fruity (plums), spicy (a lot of oak, pepper), bitter choco, getting dry;
    • Finish
      little, medium-long; spicy, dry finish;

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Kaleva scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    I didn't like this whisky. The nose is rather unpleasant on my taste with a lot of sulfur and quite sour overall. The palate is much better, actually more or less pleasant. But the finish again pulls the whole impression down with the burning alcohol feeling, which, well, disappears quite soon. Likely I had just a sample and wouldn't run to a shop for buying a full bottle.
    • Nose
      Sulfur, yeast, blackberry, red currant, red dry wine, pear, lemon zest, green apple, sweet notes - butter and vanilla after adding water
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty, walnuts, some toffee, slightly spicy
    • Finish
      Medium-long, sweet, burning, nutty, black currant notes

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