Tomatin 36 yo 1965
(49,7%, Douglas Laing 2001, 216 btl.)
Nose: less fruity than I was hoping for. Still some peach and banana but subdued in comparison to other 1960’s Tomatin. Some oatmeal notes and flour. A little dust and leather.
Mouth: more typical, with lots of citrus notes (grapefruit, oranges). Hints of vanilla. Then quite some spices from the oak, like nutmeg and a pinch of salt. A little mint as well.
Finish: medium length, half fruity, half oaky.
Old Tomatin is never a bad choice, yet this one is a tad disappointing if you’re looking for the typical fruitiness. Around € 200 in auctions now.