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Octomore Masterclass_08.2 / 167 PPM

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Mourvedre, Sauternes, Sweet Wine, Amarone
Number of bottles
36000
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 161343 17/179
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Aug 2017 5:56 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 143,13

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542 × in collection

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Tastingtags

16 Notes

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
07 Dec 2017 10:48 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Smoke, ashes, red fruits (raspberry, strawberry, some dark grapes, dark cherries), dried fruits, raisins, overripe peaches and oranges, hints of caramel, great Amarone influence.

Taste

Sweet spicy smoke. Tobacco, red fruits again very present, tar, cigar punch, dark chocolate, leather.

Finish

Long. Liquorice, red fruits, tobacco, ashes.

Comments

After the Octomore 7.2 Syrah another delicious wine finish. Of course the Amarone is calling the tune, red fruits and berries going a long way down with the very present smoke. A very well balanced malt but a bit to dry at the end. Concluding the 7.2 Octomore is in my opinion a nuance better intermeshed (the Octomore character and the Syrah finish). It's hard to get the Sauternes and the Amarone pulling on the same rope. Therefore it is a great result.

Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10

zaphod155
Expert Junior zaphod155 Note
29 Apr 2018 10:29 pm
zaphod155 gave this whisky 93 points
zaphod155
Expert Junior zaphod155 Tasting note
29 Apr 2018 10:04 pm
zaphod155 gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Deutliche, allerdings weiche Rauchnoten mit maritimem Einschlag (und das, obwohl ich das Glas noch nicht an der Nase hatte). Rote Trauben, Malz, ein klein wenig Asche. Verhaltener Speck und Backpflaumen. Mit einem Mal kommen Brombeeren und Himbeeren. Eine Spur Schwefel ist auch da. Mit etwas Wasser riecht man Cappuccino und der Rauch wird schwächer. 

Taste

Kräftiger, dunkelfruchtiger Antritt mit einer gewissen Schärfe. Diese verfliegt recht schnell und macht der Süße und einer leichten Würze Platz. Rosinen, dunkle Schokolade und Minze. Mit Wasser wird er cremiger, schokoladiger und malziger. 

Finish

Lang, süß und... schau an, da ist der Rauch wieder. 

Comments

'The dark side of the Masterclass'. Viele warme, dunkle Aromen und voll im Mund. Die Eindrücke von Auge, Nase und Mund sind im Einklang 

boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Note
16 Mar 2018 4:24 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 91 points

this is definitely good, rich wines combined with sweet and rich peatiness

schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
01 Mar 2018 11:36 pm
schero gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Rauchig süße Orangenschalen, durchgebrannte und nasse Holzkohle, nach und nach kommen rote Früchte durch, weinig, saftige und intensive Blutorange 

Taste

Süßer rauchiger Antritt, ordentlich Biss, die Süße wird immer stärker, die weinigen Noten und die Blutorange sind sofort wieder präsent, mit der Zeit etwas cremiger, viel Hitze im Mund 

Finish

Weinige rote Früchte vermischt mit Rauch und Eiche, sehr süße Holztöne, ganz leichte Bitterkeit, bittersüße Cremigkeit am Gaumen 

Comments

Gefällt mir, haut mich nicht um, aber gefällt mir. 

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psiiik
Member Senior psiiik Review note
25 Feb 2018 11:00 pm
psiiik gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
82
Presentation
89
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
14 Feb 2018 9:00 am
ctu gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Forest fruits, camphor, smoke, salted caramel and acidic wines. Vanilla and grass.

Taste

Sweet, spicy. Tobacco, antique leather, tannic oak, cocoa and a bit of mixed fruit jam.

Finish

Long, fruity, smoky, oaky.

Comments

I agree with Goethe. Complex and a very good wine finish again. The oak and the dryness might be exaggerated at the finish. 89/90.

lapinbilly
Expert Junior lapinbilly Tasting note
14 Jan 2018 2:11 pm
Color
Auburn
Nose

Magnifique, tourbe lègère et fruits rouges, ,du caramel, des abricots secs et du chocolat

Taste

tourbe très douce, de la cerise, très "octomore" les fruits rouge en plus

Finish

douce et longue entre tourbe et cerise un délice!

Comments

Un Octomore assez atypique et délicieux, le vieilissement en fut de vins lui donne une autre dimension superbe!

Murphy
Expert Junior Murphy Tasting note
20 Dec 2017 9:26 pm
Murphy gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Süßer Schinken. Weiniger sämiger Rauch. Wo ist der Alkohol? Bloß kein Wasser ran. Erinnert an die schönen PCs aus diversen Weinfässern, nur mit mehr Asche und Kaminduft.

Taste

Aprikosen und dunkle Kirschen. Da kommt auch der Alkohol zum Vorschein, aber immer noch kein Grund zum Wässern. Leder, Zigarre und Holz. Wie ein abgewetzter Clubsessel.

Finish

Warm und lang. Asche aus Eichenfeuer. Dunkle Früchte im Nachklang.

Comments

Der Octomore ist erwachsen geworden. Vom jungen Biest zur schnurrenden Schmusebestie. Hervorragende Entwicklung. 

Murphy
Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
23 Nov 2017 9:42 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Earthy peat with apricot jam. There are hints of smoked meat, grass and flowers... barbecue in a hayfield? But what jumps out at you the most beside the very pleasant peat is the fruitiness and sweetness from ripe oranges and berries.

Taste

Wonderful right from the first sip! Gentle smoke with plenty of oak and dark chocolate. Sweet red fruits, cherries and strawberries, mixed with slightly bitter yellow fruits, oranges and apricots.

Finish

The peat stays with you but does so in the background, leaving room for cherries and bitter chocolate to shine through. Red wine grapes and dry oak later.

Comments

This is a lovely dram with peat that is gentle and perfectly balanced alongside sweet aromas. No water required at all.

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