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Tomatin 1971

Overall rating
92.33/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 6 Collection
Vintage
1971
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Spanish ex-Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
30041
Number of bottles
252
Strength
45.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Crystal Decanter
Barcode
5018481560161
Added on
01 Jul 2016 5:14 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3195,19

7 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior Crazyfish
96
Expert Senior bestofwhiskies.com
95
Expert Senior Thaller
93
Expert Senior Tottenham
92
Member Senior Leuggern
92
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers
91
Expert Senior Baanaanaabob
91
Expert Senior WFarchive
91

13 × in collection

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Member Senior Dirk Schlueter
1
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Expert Senior DramTimeNL
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Member Senior Leuggern
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Member Senior pavlos206cc
1
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Expert Senior Randy
1
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Member Senior robindedoncker
1
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Expert Senior Skywakers
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Expert Senior Thaller
1
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Member Junior tunikona
1
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Expert Senior vrontis.d@unic.ac.cy
1
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Member Senior WhiskyInvestments
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Hidden user
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

3 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
07 Feb 2017 9:18 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 91 points

N: Putty, leather, sweet<meaty ham

T: Like running your tongue along a soft, old leather belt albeit with a wafer thin/gossamer softness and bone dry delicacy.

F: ..... and it goes on,... and on.

C: [Glen Grant 1954, eat your heart out],… this is one of the highlights of the TWE show, of the year, any year!


Scores an A[-]

Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
19 Jan 2017 3:41 pm

Producer's Tasting Note:

Aromas of almond, plum, ginger cake and marzipan merged with warm flavours of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and winter fruits before a rich, refined, lingering finish.

Man of Skye
Member Senior Man of Skye Note
18 Jul 2016 3:46 pm

Tomatin 1971/2016 (45.8%, OB, Warehouse 6 Collection, oloroso sherry cask, cask #30041, 252 bottles) Five starsThere’s something very smart written in the leaflet, ‘With patience comes reward’. It’s not a cheap bottle but that’s only the price of a full week in a five-star resort in Moldova (£2,500) and they did put a lot of effort into the presentation. Actually, spending some time in Moldova is something I’ve always wanted to do. Colour: deep gold. Nose: we’re visiting a high-class bodega in Jerez. It’s not that it noses just like sherry, it noses like a, eh, a bodega, with some old oak, many wines resting, and perhaps a little saltpetre. And there are raisins, cigarette tobacco, quite a lot of milk chocolate, praline, dried figs, and a rather precious spicy combination, not easy to describe. A little wine sauce, perhaps. Beef Bourguignon or something. It’s all extremely complex. Whiffs of hessian (hessian around the bungs, of course). Mouth: it does start with quite some cinnamon and a feeling of cedar wood, but after all, this is +/-45 years old whisky, so the oak did have to feel a bit. What’s perfect is that the wine sauce is back, and it came with prunes, black chocolate, cassis, black cherries, and this lovely wine-y sourness. Burgundy indeed, this is almost some Chambertin. Did you know that Napoléon used to ask all his troops to present arms whenever they were passing near the Chambertin? Whether he was with them or not? Mad man… Finish: medium, and even more ‘Chambertin’. Fermenting raisins, marc... Leafier aftertaste - that’s the stems. Comments: excellent pinot-noiry old wine. Great wines and great whiskies, same battle! SGP:561 - 91 points. 

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