12 months in 20% new French oak, 30% 1-y.o. French oak, 20% new American oak, 30% 1-y.o. American oak (all hogsheads).
COLOUR Deep crimson red
NOSE No need to tease out descriptors – they unabashedly leap from the glass! First the fruits: – blueberry, ripe quince/pear, mulberry. Then the derivatives: – liquorice, black pudding, wheat germ/malt. Courted by the unexpected: – polished leather, cinnamon bun, clove. Followed by the curious: – sweet buttered pop-corn/hot corn/corn-on-a-stick.
PALATE Medium to full-bodied. Svelte, avec poise and polish… structurally induced via fruit/region. Enticing flavours of Satsuma plum, juniper infused yoghurt – rhubarb ice-cream. Also observed: milk chocolate/cocoa/malt… compliments of an assortment of Quercus oaks? Coating, powdery tannins. Integrated.