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Tomatin Decades

Category Single Malt from Highlands, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Central Highlands
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottled 2011
Casktype Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength 46.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles 9000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code 2011/06/20 L030538
Barcode 5018481005105
Price 188.87$ 200.20£ 160.54
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
rdavek Note
about a year ago
rdavek gave this whisky 89 points

This is a beautifully constructed dram.  Starts with a fruity sweetness, develops some chocolate and savory notes in the mid-palate, then finishes with baking spices and just the tiniest hint of bitterness as it fades away making me want to take another sip.  Initially I thought it might have benefited from a little more alcohol, but after a couple of drams I'm convinced it was bottled at just the right strength.  Really outstanding.

Rom Note
about a year ago

Nez végétal et pâtissier, assez vert.

Attaque sucrée puis confirmation des arômes du nez avec en plus l’apparition d’un léger boisé, texture agréable et alcool bien intégré.

Finale courte, manque de charme et de caractère, anodin.

Ciro Review note
about a year ago
Ciro gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
86
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
87
eleiko5 Note
about a year ago
eleiko5 gave this whisky 89 points

Tomatin Decades
(46%, OB 2011, 9000 btl.)

Nose: starts buttery and milky, with hints of vanilla ice cream. Soon these notes are overtaken by juicy fruits: stewed apples, peaches, but also great hints of tropical fruits. Dried fruits from the sherry are present on a lower level as well as some marzipan and caramel. Even some traces of peat. Nicely layered, plenty of things to discover. Mouth: creamy again (fruits with whipped cream, yum). Apples, orange sherbet, papaya… Vanilla and cinnamon. Faint butterscotch notes. Sweetish, fresh and balanced. Finish: medium long, hints of drying oak now, and soft spices.

This Tomatin Decades is well composed. It’s nice to see the typical 1960-1970’s fruitiness mixed with vibrant flavours and a creaminess from the younger casks. Fair pricing as well, so recommended. Around € 80.

Score: 89/100

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The_Sam Review note
a couple of years ago
The_Sam gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
87
Initial taste
82
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
79
Presentation
88
Georges Review note
a couple of years ago
Georges gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
79
Presentation
79
Georges Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Georges gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Creamy, flowery, sweet, vanilla, pears, peaches

Taste

Creamy, fruity, sweet, butter, oranges

Finish

Medium long, creamy, bitter, grapefruit, oaky

Comments
Gearmailteach Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Gearmailteach gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Fein, sommerlich-sueß und exotisch-fruchtig. Mango, Pfirsich, Apfel, Birne, Orange...eine ganze Schale Fruechte. Dabei auch frische Wiesenblumen und Malzzucker. Im Hintergrund Etwas Eiche und Gewuerze sowie ein Hauch Ingwer und Blutorange sowie Vanille.
Eine tolle Nase, die mit zunehmender Zeit an Komplexitaet gewinnt.

Taste

Ein herrlich-sueßer Frucht-Smoothie, Zitrusfruechte, Pfirsich, Orange in Honigglasur. Auch wieder etwas Ingwer und Salmiak, Karamell und Vanille. Gefolgt von Malz, Eichenwuerze und einem Hauch Kaffee.

Finish

Lang mit Salmiak, dunkler Schokolade mit Orange, Malz und wenig Eiche. Waermend und angenehm.

Comments

Wow, ein ueberraschend komplexer und voluminoeser Malt.

"Ein Gemisch aus Whisky und Soda verdirbt zwei gute Sachen." - Sir Charles Lamb
Ivynor Tasting note
a couple of years ago
Ivynor gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Nez typé "jeune speyside" , sur la pomme verte, la cannelle, la vanille. le fût se fait sentir

Taste

Assez fine, mais la première attaque est âpre, fait jeune, avec beaucoup de bois, presque de la planche. Viennent ensuite des fruits jaunes, et des notes florales intéressantes (violette ? rose?) et une pointe de badiane. 

Finish

Assez long, sur la vanille et la pomme. Toujours beaucoup de bois

Comments

Fait amer et un peu jeune. A mon avis, il y a surtout du Tomatin des années 2000' dans le mélange

mister glenfarclas Review note
a couple of years ago
mister glenfarclas gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
82
Presentation
82
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Overall rating All versions
194 member votes
87.22
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
85.04
Nose - Aroma
85.60
Initial taste
85.40
Body
85.60
Finish
85.80
Price
81.40
Presentation
84.20
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