Dalmore 18YO – Tasting Notes



Nose
Chocolate, orange, leather, raisin, vanilla, dark honey, caramel, almonds, the smell of a good honey marinade of a roast combined with spices, just coming out of the oven.

Palate
Oily, warm, sweet, honey, chocolate, spices, peper, fruit, caramel, chocolate raisins, and a little hint of citrus.

Finish
Warm finish, and a bit caramel and nutty in the end. This mixed with sweet red apples and milk chocolate.

Score
6,5 out of 10
Nose is promising, rich, darker tones. When it warms up, I get more spices, warm tones.
It looks like that when it gets older it loses more the cereal tones. But it keeps the very strong sweetness on the taste, combination of honey and caramel. When you eat a full spoon of fresh honey, sweet, but mixed with fruit and floral tones. Nice, but it hides also a bit other nice tones a bit in there. Thats a shame, especially for a bottle that costs around 90 pounds.

Tasting scores explained a bit. It all depends on the moment, ambiance etc, but to have a guideline for my own preferences. This differs for each person. See my wish list in the menu above to see what I prefer the most at the moment. A low score will not meen I will maybe give it a second chance on a later time, but for now it is not for me…

1-5   Mhmm... Not liking this one…
5-6   Don’t have to wake me up for this, not bad, but not my preference
6-7   I like, but they just miss something, to make me wanna buy a whole bottle
7-8   Well, you can start waking me up for these, more depth, these I would love to add to my collection
8-9   These are to be enjoyed slowly. These I absolutely would love to have a bottle, but sadly not always in my price range. 
9-10 Well, what can I say, just wow…… No words to describe it. Wake me up now!!

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