On the nose neat we imagined traditional Austrian flower boxes displaying a variety of flowers like begonias, fuchsias, honeysuckle and foxgloves, mounted onto a wooden balcony. On the palate we stayed on that Austrian balcony and had a glass of white wine called Grüner Veltliner - vibrant, zesty with a dry minerality and a hint of pepper. Water released the sweet herbal notes of basil and thyme as well as green grape skins before the sweet perfumed scent of jasmine and rose water appeared. The taste a real ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ (named after the favourite dish of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I) – light and fluffy shredded pancakes with raisins soaked in rum and served with plum compote.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: April 2012 Alcohol: 62.3% USA allocation: 72 bottles