Review #887 – Tormore 14yr Gordon & MacPhail 2002 Cote-Rotie Finish

Review #887 | /r/Scotch Review #298 – Tormore 14yr Gordon & MacPhail Cote Rotie

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of Tormore spirit that is bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Private Collection line of expressions. It is part of a limited run of 4,000 bottles. The time is spends in wine casks is not disclosed.

Distiller: Tormore

Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: 14 Years

Distilled: 03/07/2002

Bottled: March, 2017

Nose: Vanilla, sour fruits, sweet wine, caramel and icing. Light yeast quality. Faint oak, but not super bold.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Sweet vanilla, caramels, raisin bread. Fresh baked doughnuts: yeasty and sweet. Nice wine presence, though it is muted. Light, syrupy fruits. Mild jammy quality. Real dirty wine influence. Lots of earth.

Finish: Medium length, no real heat. Some bitter wood, faint sulfur. Vanilla, sweet wine, some caramels.

Overall: This was a really interesting bottle. I was hoping for something super jammy, but there’s so much more going on here. It’s a really “dirty” profile – earthy, wine-y, bread-y with some sweet notes in there also. I really enjoyed working through a bottle, but I don’t think I need another.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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