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Tobermory 12 Year Old 2005 Fino Sherry Cask Finish

Cola

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Feb 2021

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This official release, limited to 1710 bottles, saw the light of day in 2018. It’s a Fino sherry cask finish and was bottled at cask strength.

Nice, layered nose on red fruit, dried figs, mildly burnt caramel and candied grapefruit. I was told this also had a few rubber off-notes, but – luckily – I’m not getting those. Hint of chocolate and some gingerbread. Coca-Cola! Really! And it’s all fine as far as I’m concerned.

Good strength and nicely oily. Immediately sweet and sour on cola-candy, grapefruit, balsamic, caramel and liquorice. A salty edge – that must be the Fino. Mildly piquant on cloves and some black pepper. The red fruit returns and even becomes a bit candy-like, like those red shoe-laces, remember? Some late chewing tobacco.

The long, sweet and sour finish offers some bitter oranges and a handful of hazelnuts. Dutch peppernuts at the death.

I’m mightily impressed with this Tobermory.

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