Palate: strong, nice campfire smoke, sweet, malt, the wine barrel is present - furthermore the red berries, a subtle spicy oak, a little smoked paprika powder, a little citrus fruit
Finish: medium length, some pepper, spicy oak, slightly bitter grapefruit, ends dry
Despite the young age, it looks very balanced on the palate. The game between smoke and red wine is really great and successful here. You can tell that the first-fill red wine barrel was high quality and very active. Overall, it is fresh and very easy to drink - the alcohol is super integrated. The only drawback with this great bottling for me is the price - unfortunately! Otherwise it would be THE summer whisky 2020 for me.