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