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The first time I tasted this Tomatin 25 Year Old was at a Tomatin Tasting with the very funny Graham Nicholson, back in April 2011. It was so good that I purchased the remainder of the bottle to take home with me. I’ve enjoyed it quite a few times (as has Dearly Beloved), but did not yet get round to writing proper notes. Before the bottle is empty, let me correct that.
The nose is wonderfully fruity, almost exotic without the ‘almost’. Pineapple in the lead, yellow apples, white pears, orange zest, hints of nuts and banana. After a few minutes a hint of smoke and infusion of lime tea. Splash of resin. Hint of wine gums. Soft, but not a softy, if you get my meaning.
Nice attack with mild spices, on fruit, honey and mint with a distinct bitter, but not oaky, touch of the wood. Again that exotic side on the palate, primarily kiwi. Midpalate, it does turn somewhat dry on nuts. Liquorice. Tea again, that has infused a tad too long. Good stuff.
The finish lingers on fruit, with some oak and yellow apples as high notes.
The bottle, costing around 105 EUR, will not be available for long, since it has been replaced with the new 30 Year old. This 25 Year Old was as good as I remember from almost a year back.