Michel Couvreur. High Privacy.
1998 - 2018 20 years in barrel of Pedro Ximenez (barrel having contained a wine during 60 years).
- Single Cask. Peat.
- 781 bottles.
- Aging in France
- Assembly of peaty Scotch whiskys from large distilleries.
● The dress.
Copper amber. Regular tears, tight to large and slow drops.
● The nose.
Nut, hazelnut and toasted almonds, caramelized.
The peat is smoky and light, perfectly integrated and wrapped in this pastry sweetness of marzipan. Spices too: Cumin, cinnamon and clove, then finely herbaceous with menthol, anise and liquorice. The PX begins to show its flavor (s) by raisin, a multitude of black fruits, a return of caramel and smoked burnt wood.
● The mouth.
Very fine and opulent, old wood, the peat smoky and soft gently envelops the tongue and deposits its fat, a slight tannin astringency licorice.
Black fruits and plum then raisins.
It is very nicely orchestrated, melted and suave, big greed, roasted: Earth and toasted hazelnut, bitter cocoa.
Vanilla and salted butter caramel, again this marzipan, and menthol to finish on a note of freshness.
● The final.
Long. Woody and vegetal, licorice and menthol, light smoke.
Congratulations for this work, what finesse, smoked peat is sweet and sweet, a lot of complexity, roasted and pastry.
The PX does not take power, it just brings its sweetness.
If it had to be given a subjective rating, it would be a 90.