Two down, two more to go! After the two biologically aged sherries of the ‘Cuatro Series’ from Tomatin, Tomatin 2002 ‘Cuatro #1′ (Fino) and Tomatin 2002 ‘Cuatro #2′ (Manzanilla), it is now time for the two oxidative sherries, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. So here comes the first one:
|Name:||Tomatin 2002 ‘Cuatro #3′ (Oloroso)|
|Age:||12 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||9 Years in Ex-Bourbon casks, Finish in Oloroso Sherry Casks for 3 years|
|Number of bottles:||1,500|
A heavy sweetness right up front. Honey glazed nuts, dark fruits and hints of nutmeg and clove.
Oily and bittersweet. Spiced orange cake. Chocolate dipped dark fruits. Served with a double espresso. Spicy pipe tobacco. Gets sweeter and sweeter.
Long. Lots of dry oak with sweetish tobacco and some walnuts.
Pretty straightforward. Does not disappoint but does not surprise either.
Score: 83 / 100