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Tomatin 2002

Overall rating
83.78/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
25.01.2002
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
bourbon + cabernet sauvignon
Number of bottles
2436
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5018481900424
Added on
10 Feb 2019 10:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 114.43

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Whisky Reviews for Tomatin 2002

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.78 points

  1. Bona scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The onset in the nose is fruity-sweet, the wine is immediately there. Sweet on the palate, then drier, with a good dose of oak and a warm, slightly sourish finish. The alcohol is good but not perfectly integrated, 46% fit well. Who likes wine in whisky is served very well here. I like it, not mega complex, but tasty and delicious. 87P

  2. Flou scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Maturation in Bourbon and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, that sounds very interesting. From the red wine barrel, the whisky has a slight reddish color and is amber in the glass.

    In the nose I immediately have a sweet vanilla and dominant fruitiness with dark grapes, figs, cherries, candied strawberries, lighter fruits such as ripe peaches and light grapes, plus a slightly sour note with lime and orange peel. The fruits have been sprinkled with cinnamon, a little pepper and vanilla sugar. The alcohol can be felt in the nose and brings fresh menthol flavors. Aromas of oak barrels spread out in the background, the wood looks rather fresh and is less reminiscent of grandma's old oak chest of drawers. Overall, a great play of flavors when smelling, with a sour note that is a little too concise. I like the whisky quite well so far, but it's not a blast that plays along.

    In the mouth, the whisky is incredibly gentle for its 46% alcohol content, only a slight sharpness of pepper and ginger is noticeable on the tongue. The sweet fruits occupy the mouth, but are closely followed by an increasingly strong spiciness, which gradually takes the scepter in hand. The tannins of the barrels are evident in the form of chewed walnuts and espresso. Pepper, oak wood, some cinnamon and hints of tobacco complement the variety of flavors in the mouth. Somehow the whisky no longer looks as round as in the nose. There it was much sweeter with a more concise vanilla and the flavors were better interwoven.

    The finish is medium long with pepper, walnuts, espresso, a hint of ginger and cinnamon. The dark fruits are present in the background all the time, but don't manage to compete with the spiciness and tannins. A hint of brown sugar and a little tobacco and leather can be felt. The finish is too dominated by the tannins.

    Overall, this is a whisky that I liked very much on the nose. In the mouth it gets quite spicy and the finish is too dry with a bit of bitterness.

    I give it 84/100 points.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. RahRah809 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. MVDW scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but too dominant wine influence.
    • Nose
      A honey sweet Cabernet Sauvignon at 46% with a colour mix of light rosé and amber. Slow and oily tears in the glass.
    • Taste
      The wine profile from the nose with extra herbs and spices. Dry tannins from the oak but still sweet and fruity at the end. I wouldn't call his a Cabernet Sauvignon finish anymore after 5 years but a second maturation. A good drink before going to bed and I don't make it a bad whisky but I miss a some whisky basics and stronger legs.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, jammy sweet, slightly spicy and dry.

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    beer funk (same as the standard 14), salty wine, wet wood, sweet, bitter, cardboard, beer malt finish. it’s just not enough they finished it, lacks quality and more gimmicky, i just hope they stop this trend

  8. D. Volkov scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      raisins, tow, machine oil.
    • Taste
      raisins, plums, oak, ginger, bourbon, scalding.

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, sweet and spicy. Pretty good, I'd say. Although if you generally don't like wine finished whiskies, you should probably stay away from this one. Although not too dominant, the wine influence is clearly present.
    • Nose
      Big nose, but not overpowering, just a rich aroma. Syrupy. Blue grapes, brown sugar, blackcurrants and a whiff of lime zest. Also damp oak and cherry pie.
    • Taste
      The influence of the wine cask is once again evident. Thick and mouth-coating, sweet and slightly sour. There are berries and also some bitter oak, giving it a dry edge. Some spices as well, mainly cloves and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Ends on a spicy, drying note. Medium in length.

  10. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I've adjusted myself to something weird and getting used to. But no indication. I think that's good. Experiment succeeded.
    • Nose
      very own. The one who has seen in a red wine barrel, I sign it immediately. Very fruity with red berries. Just the association of clotted blood. The alcohol is barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      again soft fruits. Very soft and elegant. Here a little clearer the alcohol. Neat sweet.
    • Finish
      Beautifully oaky. Could be a tick longer. Pleasantly spicy bitterness. There is not much left of the dominant fruit sweetness.

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