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Octomore 10-year-old

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie 2016 Second Limited Release 167 ppm
Bottled 2016
Age 10 years old
Casktype First Fill Bourbon, Grenache Blanc Casks
Strength 57.3 % Vol.
Number of bottles 18000
Size 700 ml
Barcode 5055807406604
Price 149.95$ 160.45£ 130.46
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Added 17 Sep 2016 11:59 am by maltaholic
Pollenflug Tasting note
less than a week ago
Pollenflug gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Typischer Ocotmore-Rauch, der nach einigen Minuten etwas verfliegt und den Weg für einen üppig ausgestatteten Fruchtkorb ebnet. Kirschen, Heidelbeeren, Orangen, grüne Äpfel, etwas Zitrone und vanillige Noten kristallisieren sich allmählich heraus. Maritime Noten, wie eine leichte Salzigkeit und etwas geheimnisvoll Mineralisches, verfeinern das komplexe Aroma, welches auch nach 10-15 Minuten weitere Assoziationen hervorruft und die Vorfreude des Probierens ungemein steigert.

Taste

Extrem öliges Mundgefühl, schon fast cremig/buttrig, trotz des hohen, sehr gut eingebundenen, Alkoholgehalts von 57,3%. Der dominate Rauch setzt schnell ein, fruchtige Beeren, ein Hauch Vanille/Karamell, eine feine Eichenwürze und die salzigen, mineralisch-maritimen Noten akzentuieren dieses unglaublich schöne Geschmackserlebnis.

Finish

Sehr lang, der Rauch verabschiedet sich langsam und die fruchtigen Noten gewinnen mit einer angenehmen Portion Eichenwürze zunehmend die Oberhand. Stark!

Comments
berarith73 Review note
about a week ago
berarith73 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
82
Presentation
90
Bernard DEGRANGE [my-collection]
ChrisJ Note
about a week ago
ChrisJ gave this whisky 89 points

Nachdem der Rauch etwas verflogen ist hab ich schöne Früchte in der Nase. Vllt. auch ein bisschen Lakritz.

Auf der Zunge hab ich als erstes eine ganz tolle und breite Süße, danach wird es etwas salzig und eine Schärfe ist zu spüren. Rauch habe ich nur im Hintergrund. Der Alkohol ist meiner Meinung nach gut eingebunden.



Langer warmer Abgang.

boy_genius_ck Review note
less than a month ago
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
91
Price
78
Presentation
85
boy_genius_ck Tasting note
less than a month ago
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

peaty dirt (in a good way), cigar smoke, salty light fruits, soy sauce umami?

Taste

spicy, sugar, fruit syrup, cake, light grass, sea salt/rock salt

Finish

medium, very spicy, salty, umami, spring water, minerals and grass at the back with a touch of smoke

Comments

wonderfully salty with a touch of sweetness, smoke and peat

Goethe Tasting note
about a month ago
Goethe gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Smoke, sweet, vanilla, a lot of different fruits, bacon and salt.

Taste

Smoke, salt, bacon, fruits from the wine cask, marzipan.

Finish

Long. Dry and smoky, tobacco. A mix of leather and oak.

Comments
Another very good expression by Octomore. They manage to combine the oak and leather part very well with some fruity notes from the wine casks. Well done.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
ColorOutOfSpace Review note
about a month ago
ColorOutOfSpace gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
79
Presentation
87
thijs100 Tasting note
about a month ago
thijs100 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Sweet vanilla and cotton candy. Peat lovers might be disappointed, because this is certainly not an in-your-face smoke bomb. Shoe polish, chalk, sal ammoniac, wood glue, white grapes, green apples. Nicely intertwined. Wow, I might actually love this!

Taste

The peat is, as I suspected, more noticeable. Oily, smoky, black pepper, some oak shavings, but also sweet marzipan, marshmallow and bitter oranges.

Finish

Dry, smoky and ashy. Long.

Comments

The nose is absolutely gorgeous, the palate can't quite keep up, but is still really good. Very well-rounded.
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spezi1988 Note
about a month ago
spezi1988 gave this whisky 90 points
Octomore 10y 2nd Edition 57,3%

Nase:
Am Anfang erstmal sehr verschlossen. Das gibt sich aber nach kurzer Zeit. 
Der wird immer cremiger, buttrig. 
Langsam kommen immer mehr Fruchtnoten zum Vorschein wie Kirschen, Trauben, etwas Himbeer. 
Rauch hält sich sehr gedeckt. Wirkt nach einer Weile sogar etwas salzig. 

Gaumen:
Seeehr weich und direkt wärmend. 
Etwas Vanille und etwas Rauch kommen als erstes. Rauch eher auf Lagavulin 16 Niveau einzuordnen. 
Nach dem 2. Schluck kommen nun auch deutlich die Weinnoten mit durch. 

Abgang:
Bleibt lange fruchtig und der Rauch hält ebenfalls an. Er umarmt einen nahezu und hält schön warm. 

Klasse gelungen! 

Pkt 90/100
schero Tasting note
about a month ago
schero gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

The Octomore DNA is evident as soon as the cork is popped. The smoke is closely intertwined with the rich and fruity toasted oak of the Grenache casks. Wisps of smoky iodine, leather, polish, Nutella, ginger syrup, walnuts and orange peels compete for your attention before allowing the fruit to come into its own as lemon and green apples are held together in the grip of the typical Octomore smoky, salty rope, marine character.

Taste

The heat from the natural strength is tempered by the wonderful texture in this whisky, not only has 10 years of maturation in fabulous American Bourbon and French Grenache casks allowed the phenol level to calm it has allowed the viscous, oil rich body of the whisky to build a strong confident character. The balance of smoke, oak and fruit is different from other Octomores, as the phenols naturally fade with age the fabulous casks develop a strong hold on the spirit, salted caramel, marzipan vanilla and crusty malty bread.

Finish

Given time eventually the power will fade, though after a couple of sips you may be forgiven for thinking your palate is altered forever as the smoke ligers for fully an hour! As ever the dry peat smoke will be the last flavour to remain reminiscent of pipe tobacco ash and peat tea, an island delicacy of tea brewed over a peat fire while gathering peats on the moss. this whisky is scarce, if you are lucky enough to taste it, treasure it.

Comments

Official Notes by Bruichladdich

5 bottles found in the Marketplace

5on sale

Low as
€ 165.00

Overall rating All versions
65 member votes
89.68
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
88.23
Nose - Aroma
88.67
Initial taste
88.67
Body
90.67
Finish
89.67
Price
79.67
Presentation
87.33
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