The Antiquary

15 Years Old Bordeaux Red Wines Casks Limited Edition

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 180
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Brand: The Antiquary, Tomatin
Expression: 15 Years Old Bordeaux Red Wines Casks Limited Edition
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Delicate plum wine, honey-roasted peanut and raspberry jam. Ripe banana and pear, on the cusp of overripe. Gingerbread and mixed peel.
Palate: Medium-light bodied. Well-integrated ripe orchard fruits (apples, pears, plums), some caramel, milk chocolate and hazelnut. Like eating a Florentine with applesauce. Subtle turmeric.
Finish: Medium. The nuts hang around for a while, before the apple reasserts itself.
Comment: A mature and well-integrated blend. Very drinkable.
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Crumbly Lancashire cheese, tarragon and lemon juice. Then papaya chunks, coconut milk, pineapple rings in syrup, and ginger. Yum.
Palate: More of that thick Lancashire cheese note; quite calm. There’s tarragon in a pie, with pastry notes and herbal softness. Then plums and hazelnuts, with a hint of clove spice.
Finish: Clove, with dark chocolate and hazelnut that dries out the finish.
Comment: This might have peaked a little early for me. The palate was relatively closed – one that needs a little time to figure out.
Visit the distillery
Tomatin Distillery, Tomatin, Inverness-shire, Speyside, Scotland
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