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21 Mar 2013

Tobermory 1995 (Master of Malt)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Tobermory

A Master of Malt single cask release from November 2012, a 17 years old Tobermory 1995. I’m still looking forward to trying a really good Tobermory. Maybe next time…

 

Tobermory 17 yo 1995 - Master of MaltTobermory 17 yo 1995
(57%, Master of Malt 2012, 274 btl.)

Nose: a mixture of porridgy notes, paraffin and white pepper. Hints of dough and yeast. There’s vanilla and a slightly synthetic sweetness in the background. Mouth: very sweet. Lots of melon, vanilla, ripe banana and icing sugar. Again slightly synthetic, then bringing forward some cardboardy notes, cheap tequila and an earthy bitterness. Still plenty of pepper. A little weird. Finish: long, slightly pungent. Chilli with a lingering sweet undertone.

A bit of a challenge and not really my idea of an enjoyable dram, although there were some attractive elements amid the jungle. Around € 70, available from Master of Malt.

Score: 75/100

Tobermory 1995 (Master of Malt) 2 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-21

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