Cask No. 42.73
A real sense of autumn on the nose neat with plenty of nuts (almonds, hazelnuts), acorns, rich damp earth, winter fruit chutney as well as rhubarb, cinnamon and custard tarts. Initially on the palate neat intense warm toasted oak spices, followed by orange-clove pomander balls, treacle sponge pudding and dark rich honey with a hint of smoky coffee.
A subtle savoury note of smoked venison appeared when adding water next to caramelized coconut chips and homemade crunchy nutty granola. Silky smooth to taste, chilled berries (raspberries, strawberries and blueberries) with a white hot chocolate sauce – elegance of perfection!
|29 September 2009
|1st fill ex-bourbon barrel