The color still has a golden shimmer but you can clearly see the red wine cask shimmering through.
Where is the red wine cask. Not much influence here on the first nosing. Instead I get a classic caol ila nose: starts with intense ash smoke, followed by limes pears and bananas. It's quite stingy in the nose. Ah it takes a while to unwrap the red wine cask I get a slight smell of rasberries and cranberries.
There is the red wine cask. It starts super sweet with red berries, strawberries candy, this is then pushed back by strong ash smoke and a tropical food basket comes into place. The taste is for sure the highlight of this whisky.
Semi long, Quite dry finish you get oak pretty soon embodied into the classic caol ila smoke, but there is not much here just smoke with a bit of spicyness and slight red wine cask influence.