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Armorik 2002

Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Millésime
Vintage
18.11.2002
Bottled
06.2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3309
Number of bottles
731
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Nov 2016 4:16 pm by hansemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.91

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Whisky Reviews for Armorik 2002

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It is not very complex or filigree now. But somehow, the so musty, leathery and dirty notes in it, I liked it. Maybe I could buy an armor.

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Starts stinging. Dry garden soil. Then apricots, soft raisins. Woodruff. Effervescent powder, lemonade.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy. Baked apple, pepper, a little honey. At the end slightly nutty.

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A lovely nose followed by a bold and spicy palate and a bitter aftertaste.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits and sherry at first nosing. Notes of sultana raisins, dates and figs with honey-wafers and fudge. A lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity and spicy at first mouthfeel. An explosion of spicy aromas follows, when swallowed. Powerful, spicy and spirity, warming from deep inside. Notes of concentrated sherry, cough syrup, dark chocolate and raisins.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy with notes of old wood, tons of cough sirup and a bitter aftertaste.

  4. Moritz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Moritz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Well done, interesting flavor game. Complex, solid age, depth. Alcohol is well integrated, so that water addition is not necessarily recommended. Priced between 80-90 euros borderline with 14 years, the taste fits perfectly, in addition to the cask strength. Overall, very good impression.
    • Nose
      Clear as sherry barrel to recognize, nutty sweet, dark fruit. Alcohol well integrated. Add subtle coffee and caramel notes. With water, the fruity notes become more dominant, everything seems a bit more set, more open.
    • Taste
      Very intense, hardly anything to feel about alcohol. Oloroso-typically quite dry, especially sweet vanilla notes. A hint of raisins, but the fruit component is in the background. With water, everything becomes less intense, fruity aromas are lighter in the direction of apple and pear. If in the taste does not tolerate much water (despite over 56%).
    • Finish
      Fills the mouth clearly, dominant caramel notes. Long and warm, alcohol is present and ensures a slightly peppery note on the palate. Dryness remains, caramel covers the tongue. With water not so intense, pepperiness is completely missing & caramel dominates.

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Blindtasting
    I like the general impression; he does not need water either
    • Nose
      Raisins, red fruit, sweet, slightly smoke, orange, some leather
    • Taste
      Strong on the palate, bitter, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      long, oak again, bitterness becomes stronger, seasoning

  7. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A fantastic cask strength Single Malt from France!

    For notes, read the post from markjedi1.

    It hits the point!

  8. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    No-Brainer
    And this is the most recent single cask that the team at Warenghem Distillery have entrusted us with: a 14 year old Armorik that slumbered in an oloroso sherry cask and was bottled at a whopping 56,3% ABV. Again a distillate from 2002, the fifth single cask Armorik of that vintage that I try. Lovely bronze color, by the way.
    The influence of the sherry cask is even more prominent on this nose that was the case with its predecessor. Candied fruit of the dark variety (sultanas, figs, dades), but also loads of green and herbal notes. After a few moment a great note of espresso kicks in. Very, very nice.
    It is honeysweet on the palate. And spicy. And creamy. Oh, dear, this is good. You can almost chew it. Lovely notes of fruit, candied sugar, Arabica coffee, cherries and pineapple on the grill. A bit aggressive, even. No need for water, so I will refrain from adding any. Neat, it is quite a treat.
    Wonderfully long finish on cloves, Sevilla oranges, nutmeg and drying oak.
    This is at least as good as cask 3260. It has a little darker (and better) nose, but is a bit more feisty on the palate. Nevertheless, a grand whisky that many Speysiders pale beside. Around 90 EUR, making this a no-brainer for me.

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