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January 5, 2023


Little Duos, today sherried Tamdhu

There's a new release of the popular 'Batch Strength' version! We'll then have a digestif (we call them 'digeo', nothing to do with diageo)…




Tamdhu 'Batch Strength – Batch 007' (57.5%, OB, 2022)

Tamdhu 'Batch Strength – Batch 007' (57.5%, OB, 2022) Three stars and a half
2019's Batch 004 is my favourite this far (WF 85). Colour: gold. Nose: the lighter colour didn't suggest this would be this oloroso-y, that is to say full of raw chocolate and roasted pecans, plus toffee, old walnuts and marmalade. It is also a little cologne-y I have to say. With water:  the cologne is gone, but some leather and leaves are chiming in, together with some oak spices. Ras-el-hanout (hello Moroccan friends!) and yellow curry powder. Mouth (neat): classic young sherry monster, rather in the style of the old Macallan 10 C/S, or of earlier Aberlour A'bunadhs or Glenfarclas 105. A monster fruitcake, dried figs, armagnac and prunes, slivovitz, chocolate, then heavy teas and an unexpected pinch of salt. With water: gets grassier and spicier, with much more cinnamon as well, as if it had been more about the oak than about the sherry. Finish: rather long, with a little citrus, more cinnamon, nutmeg and again, this pinch of salt(iness) in the aftertaste. Comments: a pretty spicy batch. A few more years in glass would round it off, but who would do that? Very good tipple for sure, as expected.
SGP:561 - 84 points.

Tamdhu 32 yo 1988/2021 (46.3%, Precious Liquors, Three Wise Men Selection, sherry hogshead, cask #2840, 69 bottles)

Tamdhu 32 yo 1988/2021 (46.3%, Precious Liquors, Three Wise Men Selection, sherry hogshead, cask #2840, 69 bottles) Five stars
A small outturn, for Singapore. Some of these 1988s have been a little sulphury in the past, but let's forget about that… Colour: brown amber. Nose: if this has actual sulphur, I'm Harry Kane. There are rather massive loads of raisins in all their forms, macerated in cognac, roasted, further dried, burnt, in pastries… Dried damsons as well, French prunes, cinnamon powder, mulled wine spice mix, old rancio wine, proper old PX (we've just had another bottle of Barbadillo's superb Pedro Ximenez Reliquia)… All in all, all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds in this rather Andalusian Tamdhu. Mouth: superb old-school sherriness, with tobaccos leading the pack, then toffees and millionaire shortbread, marmalade, prunes, raisins, rancio, fruitcake, dried beef, muscovado, British-style rum indeed (but I insist, I'm not Harry Kane), more old armagnac… Finish: long, perfectly dry, more on chocolate, coffee and Indeed, armagnac. Comments: sneak these kinds into a blind line-up of old armagnacs, you'll see what will happen (but you may lose some friends). Splendid drop.

SGP:661 - 91 points.

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