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Tomatin 14-year-old - Port Casks

Overall rating
82.76/100
votes
228
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

€ 49.25

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

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.76 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. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peculiar nose, kirsch, some oak, bourbon vanilla
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, spicy, dried fruits and oak
    • Finish
      Short and dry

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A typical decent beginner whisky. More unfortunately not.
    • Nose
      79 79
      A port fan is not happy from the nose. At the second and third nose one discovers the port something. OK.
      But everything else and the red fruits, all too much soft washed.
    • Taste
      77 77
      You get the impression he has something of everything but never enough of something! He disappoints me.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Actually relatively long and very spicy / alcoholic, but with some undertones that bother me about him. Rather indefinable.

  10. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/its-tomatin-tuesday-3/

    Tawny: the oloroso of port? Expect to see a lot more tawny finishes coming along from Tomatin and elsewhere.

    N: With a full two year tawny finish, it’s perhaps unsurprisingly rather sweet, which probably explains why it’s proved so popular amongst customers.
    T: Same again, hitting the sweet spot with lots of sultana juice and fruity biscuit crumble. Dalmore-esque at times.
    F: Peach crumble to finish.
    C: Whilst a successful marriage for some, others will simply hate this style. Like with Springbank’s Longrow Red, I’m in the middle somewhere.

    Scores a C+

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