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Tomatin (To-MA-tin, to ryhme with 'satin) let's their Scotch do the talking, ie. no or little budget for marketing/hype, just good craftsmanship.
First impressions: Interesting bottle design - don't think I've seen this type before. Right up is a soft whiff of sherry upon pouring...
Nose: Subtle Sherry & Muscat grapes, some apple & cinnamon, bit of smoke
Palate: Great balance. Hints of honey, oak & some malt - all beneath a really delicious layer of rich cocoa/dark chocolate. Medium sweet, no bitterness.
Finish: Long. Continues the mouth watering dark chocolate theme, with notes of honeyed tea and plenty of malt & oak.
Impressive quality and complexity for such a bargain - this goes for around 65USD / 55EUR and I'd dare say there aren't many better drams available for that kind of money.
It's on a par with the Glendronach 15 Revival in terms of value for money, in my opinion.