Cask No. 39.273

The rose garden

$205

93 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    19 years
  • Region:
    Highland Eastern
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrel
  • ABV:
    58.0%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

We felt the nose expressed a wonderful old oloroso sherry profile initially. Then it opened up with notes of empire biscuits, baked apples, runny honey and petrichor earthiness. The sherry aspects were further accentuated, with cellar mulch, wet leaves and coffee grounds. Water brought varnished furniture, a warm pine forest, cinnamon swirls and dried flowers with a sweet tang of pomegranate molasses. The neat palate opened with a rich note of espresso, sweet dark fruits, pickled walnuts, dates, graphite oil and nutmeg. With water we found the warmth of chilli, blackcurrants, eucalyptus and beeswax, plus hints of natural tar, aged balsamic and rancio. Matured for 13 years in a bourbon hogshead, this was then transferred to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead. 

USA allocation: 96 bottles

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