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27 May 2011

Tamdhu 1989 (Liquid Treasures)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tamdhu

German bottler eSpirits released a Tamdhu 1989 in the Liquid Treasures series. We’ll compare it to a 1990 cask tomorrow.

 

Tamdhu 1989 Liquid TreasuresTamdhu 21 yo 1989
(50%, Liquid Treasures 2011, sherry butt)

Nose: takes a few minutes to settle down. After that, it shows chocolate and raisins mixed with flinty notes and matchsticks. Prune jam, a little leather. Soft hints of balsamic vinegar. Roasted nuts. Mouth: heavy sherry with a nice balance of sweetness, soft sourness and toasted elements in the background. Plenty of dried fruits (prunes especially) with a few nutty notes. Side notes of pepper, liquorice and coffee. More accessible with a few drops of water. Finish: long, slightly drier, with sherry and liquorice.

A Tamdhu with a rich first fill sherry character and nice roasted notes. Around € 80.

Score: 86/100

Tamdhu 1989 (Liquid Treasures) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-05-27

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