Tobermory 14yo 1973/1987
(56.3%, Sestante, Castle Label, 75cl)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Alcohol By Volume||56.3%|
|Other Details||Castle Label|
|Serge Valentin||92 |
|Olivier Humbrecht||93 |
|Robert Karlsson||89 |
|Konstantin Grigoriadis||92 |
|Thomas Lipka||92 |
|Keith Wood||89 |
|Retired Maniac Ratings|
|Michel van Meersbergen||91 |
|Ho-cheng Yao||87 |
|Robert Karlsson||At first a cartload of woody influences. Rough and not entirely OK. Also turpentine? Desperately needs time which transforms it completely. Now on dry fruits, lime, citrusy. Smoke. Lovely. Slightly restrained green fruits. Pretty awesome actually. Tastewise the smoke is very enjoyable and livelly. Dry fruits also here. Quite pure, simple and enjoyable. Give it time. |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Pale yellow gold (actually slightly paler than the picture suggests)
- Nose: Quite maritime with a faint suggestion of rubberiness. Quite musty or dusty and leafy. This mellows with some minutes in the glass and develops a fruitiness ... green apple? Is that a hint of white wine too? After more minutes an almost citrus quality develops, on second thoughts perhaps more like lime blossom on a tree as opposed to the fruit itself. Yes, lime blossom.
- Palate: Much more smokiness and peatiness than the nose offered. The aftertaste also suggests green fruits and lime blossom. Lovely.
- Finish: Very long.
- Overall Impression: What a wonderful whisky. "Great"? Very very nearly. |